Welcome to Alice Drive Middle 

A Nationally Certified STEM School!

March 19, 2021

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March 11, 2021

The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Education (SCDE) are working to provide Pandemic EBT benefits to qualifying children across South Carolina, and we need your help to ensure children attending your school are able to receive them if they are eligible.  All households with potentially eligible students are strongly encouraged to validate their address in the DSS P-EBT Address Portal on or before March 19, 2021.  The P-EBT Address Portal is located on the DSS website, at: https://benefitsportal-test/#/pebt/addressverification.  To locate a child in the Address Portal the parent must have: Student Last Name, Date of Birth, Student ID, School District and School Name.  If a parent or guardian does not know the Student ID, they must obtain this information from the child’s school.

March 9, 2021


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March 8, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In an effort to clearly communicate the expectations of the open enrollment process in Sumter School District and to prevent any misunderstandings, we are sending this letter in advance of the open enrollment application period.

If you are currently attending 8th grade at an out of zone school, you must apply for open enrollment for 9th grade.  

Open enrollment is a process by which parents apply for their children to attend a particular school for participation in a specific program of study not available in the school for which they are zoned. 

Open enrollment will not be approved for schools/grades that have reached maximum capacity. 

If you are interested in applying for open enrollment to remain at an out of zone school, you must submit the open enrollment application between April 1-30, 2021. If you do not submit an application or if your application is denied, your child’s records will be sent to your school for which you are zoned for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 803-775-0821 Ext. 113.

Thank you, 

Mrs. Pressley

Principal – Alice Drive Middle School

March 3, 2021


8th grade students and parents: Please review and share this information. You will learn more about schools of study/career clusters and majors that are available in the District as you enter each grade level of high school. We are required by the State of South Carolina to provide you with this information while you are in middle school.

Here is the full list of courses offered at our high schools: 2021 Sumter School District Course Catalog

January 27, 2021

Dear ADM Families:

Thank you again for your patience and resilience as we plan our return to hybrid instruction.  After monitoring the data from DHEC and consulting with our Reopening of Schools Taskforce, hybrid instruction will resume Monday, February 1, 2021. Parents still have the option for their children to remain virtual for the entire semester. Please make sure you have completed the virtual learning agreement for the second semester with your child’s school.

6th-8th Grade: Group 1 (last name beginning with A-L) will start in the building on Monday, Feb. 1st. They will attend in-person on Mondays and Thursdays.

6th-8th Grade: Group 2 (last name beginning with M-Z) will start in the building on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd. They will attend in-person on Tuesdays and Fridays.

  • Group 1 (student’s last names A-L):
    • Monday – A Day (in-person)
    • Tuesday – B day (virtual)
    • Wednesday – Asynchronous
    • Thursday – B Day (in-person)
    • Friday – A Day (virtual)
  • Group 2 (student’s last names M-Z):
    • Monday – A Day (virtual)
    • Tuesday – B day (in-person)
    • Wednesday – Asynchronous
    • Thursday – B Day (virtual)
    • Friday – A Day (in-person)

We need every student in their seat or online by the 8:00 tardy bell. Breakfast will be available at 7:30 when the school opens. We’ve allowed extra time between blocks to assure a safe/smooth transition between classes. We will move students by grade level in 5 minute intervals (we may need to be flexible with this, as well). We will also use this time for student restroom usage, which will be strictly monitored for safety and social distancing. Lunch will be provided to every student during the 3rd block. We will split classes into 1st or 2nd lunch based upon numbers. Students are allowed to bring their own lunch; however, for safety reasons, we are asking parents/grandparents not to drop off food or any other materials throughout the day. We will continue to offer support/enrichment time at the end of the daily schedule, to assist students and answer any questions from the daily lesson. Please refer to our  videos posted on our website, google classrooms, and our Facebook page. These videos contain additional detailed information to assure a safe and smooth transition.

We would like to stress to our parents and students the importance of monitoring for any COVID-19 related symptoms and to not send students to school if they are sick. Please also remain mindful of safety guidelines established by the CDC, specifically staying six feet apart, wearing masks, washing hands, and following school bus and classroom safety protocols. Students should not share supplies, masks, food, or water bottles.  In addition, high school athletics will resume Friday, January 29, and athletes will follow safety protocols as outlined in the Return to Play planning document. 

Our team will remain vigilant and monitor COVID-19 data and staff availability in our schools while enforcing safety procedures at all times. Thank you for your patience and continued support. 

Protect the Nest!

Mrs. J. Pressley, Ed.S


Attention ADM Parents:

As we prepare for the 2nd semester, we need to update our classroom rosters to assure the safety of our students. If you would like to change your child’s status to Virtual Learning Only for the 2nd semester, please fill out this form, sign, date and return so that we can update our records.


We need a form on file for each student who wishes to remain virtual. If you want your student to attend Hybrid, then you do not need to fill out a form. 

If we have a form on your child and you do not want to make any changes, you DO NOT need to submit an additional form. Thanks for your continued patience and support

*Hard copies of this form are available in our front office. 

Protect the Nest,

Mrs. J. Pressley, Principal