Welcome to Crosswell Drive Elementary

I am honored and privileged to be a part of the Crosswell Drive community. My focus is to implement the facilitation of leadership toward positive student outcomes. My commitment to the success of our students and staff is paramount and a top priority. I pledge my expertise, knowledge, and experience to my staff, our students, our families, and our community toensure every student’s success.




The first day of school for Sumter School District is Tuesday, August 20.

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June 5th & 6th are Half Days. We will dismiss at 11 am. Breakfast and bag lunches will be served on both days.

June 6, 2019 is the last day of school.

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5th grade Promotion Ceremony- Monday, June 3, 2019 @8:00 am in multipurpose room

Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony-Tuesday, June 4, 2019 @8:30 am in multipurpose room




Do you want to teach in Sumter? Well spread the word we are hiring! Follow the link below for more information.



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CDE’s Pre-School Promotion Ceremony will be Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9:00am in the multipurpose room.


Our state testing for the SCREADY and SC PASS will begin on May 9, 2019. Please make sure your child is present each day. Also make sure they are well rested, and come with a positive attitude ready to do their best.


May 9- 3rd grade ELA-Writing

May 10-3rd grade ELA-Reading

May 14-4th grade-Science/5th grade-Social Studies

May 16-3rd grade-Math

May 17-4th/5th grade-ELA-Writing

May  20-4th/5th grade-ELA-Reading

May 23-4th/5th grade-Math


All Sumter School District Schools will be closed  Monday, April 16, 2019- Monday, April 22, 2019 for Spring Holidays. School will resume on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

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Plan ahead……….

Wednesday,March 20,  2019 will be a HALF DAY. Dismissal will be at 11:00am (Elementary and 11:30am(Middle School). Breakfast and bag  lunches will be served.



Congratulations to Mrs. Juanice McLaurin who was named Swamp Fox teacher of the year and to Mrs. Tabitha Merkel CDE’s new campus Teacher of the Year! We are honored to have you both represent CDE!



Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Click here for activities to incorporate.



We are an  United Way/Americorp school site. Americorp volunteers assist our students in becoming successful students  who love to read.


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The administrators, faculty, and staff at CDE are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure that “Every Student Has An Equitable Opportunity To Succeed”.





Welcome back Cardinals. We hope you enjoyed your Winter Break.

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Are you interested in taking courses in Food Handling,or Hotel/Motel Housekeeping or maybe you are interested in learning more about the internet. Sumter Adult Education is offering three Education courses( designed to prepare individuals for jobs at one of the hotels/motels,and food service industry right here in Sumter.For dates,times,cost, or more information contact:

Sumter County Adult Education
905 North Main St.
Sumter,SC 29150

(803) 778-6432


Out of an abundance of caution, all Sumter School District schools and offices will be CLOSED on  Thursday, October 11, 2018 due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Michael. Schools will reopen Friday, October 12 unless announced otherwise. Please stay safe! Please note, today is a full day.








The three inclement weather make-up days will now be HALF DAYS for all students. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:00am. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

                                                                                             October 22- Early Dismissal@11:00am
                                                                                              January 18-Early Dismissal@11:00am
                                                                                             February 18-Early Dismissal@11:00am                 



Parents please come out and receive important information concerning your child’s school followed by an opportunity for you to speak with your child’s teacher.We look forward to seeing you there.

  Title I Annual Fall Open House
  October 4, 2018
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Due to school closures as a result of Hurricane Florence, students will make up school on October 22, January 18 and February 18. State law mandates that school districts make up the first three days by utilizing the inclement weather days indicated on their calendars. If more than three days are missed, the local school board of trustees, by a majority vote, may waive no more than three additional days. A decision regarding the fourth day that was missed will be announced at a later time.



CDE’s Title I Open House has been rescheduled for October 4, 2018 from 6pm-7pm.










Please click on the link below  take a minute and review the new Sumter School District policy on Student Absences and excuses………….



All Smoky Mountain Fundraiser orders and monies must be turned in to your child’s teacher by Monday, September 10, 2018.



Just a reminder …….

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

It’s that time of year again…..we need your help as we kick off our first fundraiser of the year. Thank you in advance for supporting Crosswell Drive Elementary’s students.


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The  first day of school is Monday, August 20, 2018.

We will see you there. Let’s make this year EPIC!

Crosswell Drive Elementary Bus Routes

Route 208 (Friendship) Starts at 6:50 AM
525 E Calhoun St (Friendship Apartments At Mailboxes)
Route 208 (Friendship) Starts at 2:15 PM
525 E Calhoun St ( Friendship Apartments At Mailboxes)
Route 210 Starts at 6:15 AM
N Pike W & Jan — N Pike W & Marilyn Ave — N Pike W & Porter — N Pike W & 1000 Cashew Lane (Hickory Hollow Apts.) — N. Pike W & 1004 Mineral Circle (Middle of Spring Creek Apts) — S Pike W & Russell — Poulas & Sue Rembert — Albert Dr & Anderson St — Stark St & Pinson
Route 210 Starts at 2:25 PM
Stark & Pinson — Albert & Anderson — Poulas & Sue Rembert — W Moore & Margie Ln — N Pike W & Jan — N Pike W & Marilyn — N Pike W & Porter — 1000 Cashew Lane (Hickory Hollow Apts) — 1004 Mineral Circle (Middle of Spring Creek Apts)
Route 221 Starts at 6:00 AM
530 S Pike E (Magnolia Apts) — 107 Laverne Ave — N Main St & Ruth St — N Main St & Eaton Blvd — 96 Mickens St — N Main St & Bear St — 2015 N Main St — 80 E Brewington Rd — 1460 Holiday Dr — Rebecca Cove & Oswego Hwy — Bagnal Dr & Inglewood Dr (Luv-N-Care Daycare)
Route 221 Starts at 2:15 PM
Bagnal Dr & Inglewood Dr (Luv-N-Care Daycare) — 530 S Pike E (Magnolia Apts) — 107 Laverne Ave — N Main St & Ruth St — N Main St & Eaton Blvd — 96 Mickens St — N Main St & Bear St — 2015 N Main St (El Rancho Motel) — 80 E Brewington Rd — 1460 Holiday Dr

 CDE is ready to make this year EPIC with “Energetic and Powerful Instructional Classrooms”!



The first day of school is Monday, August 20, 2018




It’s almost time for school to begin again! Here are the dates and times for parents to drop in and meet your child’s teacher. See you there!

Thursday, August 16, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00 am – 11:30 am
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm



Please click on the following link to view our school supply lists for the upcoming school year.

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Congratulations to CDE’s Campus Teacher of the Year, Ms.Angela Taylor. She is a kindergarten teacher at CDE and has been at the school for almost thirty years. What a great accomplishment and well deserved!


   Come and join the team!



          We are so excited to offer this School-Based Health program here at CDE! Your child can now be examined, diagnosed, and treated by healthcare providers while at school via Telehealth. Your kids shouldn’t have to miss school. You shouldn’t have to miss work.  It’s simple…just sign and return the consent forms to enroll in the program. Medicaid covers visits and  private insurance coverage, copays, and deductibles may  vary.

Please click HERE for more information and enrollment forms in English and Spanish or contact our school nurse, Michelle Devine.





The incident in South Florida, and others like them, are some of the worst cases of violence in schools. It can be difficult to think about the increase of school violence and what that means for students. School safety is important to protect all students and school personnel from violence. Please take a moment to read the response from our Interim Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Hamm in light of the recent events. 

 School Safety Letter from Dr.Hamm


Students need to attend school daily to succeed.We need your help please make sure your child is at school everyday, on time and ready to learn.

If your child’s destination after school CHANGES,for your child’s protection, we MUST have a note written by the parent or guardian authorizing the change of destination or a phone call no later than 1:00 PM.