From the Principal

Welcome to Oakland Primary School’s Web site! I hope you will enjoy your visit and will find the pages both informative and helpful.
 Oakland Primary is proud of its heritage and tradition and we are dedicated to the total development of every K4-1st grade student. The best teachers in town can be found at Oakland and we sincerely value the community partnerships and parental support that we receive.


Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Lakesha Grant for being selected as Oakland Primary's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Grant received her Master of Education Degree from Cambridge College.  She has taught first grade at Oakland Primary for the past 15 years.  She is married to Jeff Grant and has two sons, James, 8 and Joshua, 4.  Mrs. Grant has a passion for teaching and believes all children can learn.  In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with her family, reading, and gardening.

Distinguished Reading Teacher

Oakland Primary School is proud to announce that Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn has been selected as our 2014-2015 Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Quinn is a graduate of Clemson University, earning a degree in Early Childhood Education and she also holds a master’s degree from Converse College.  Mrs. Quinn is a first grade teacher at Oakland and has been teaching for four years. This summer she attended a two-day reading workshop in Columbia and is an active member of the Sumter Area Reading Council.

Daily Announcements

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Friday, October 24th, is a District In-Service Day. Teachers will be in workshops most of the day. There is no student attendance on this day. See you all back on Monday morning.

Sumter School District is undergoing its re-accreditation process and each school is asking parents to complete a short survey about the school.  Please click on the link below and once the survey appears select Oakland Primary from the drop-down menu. Once you are on the Oakland page click "BEGIN SURVEY " and follow the directions.  Thank You for your help in this important endeavor.

The month of October has been designated as Fire Prevention Month.  Oakland students will be involved in many special activities this month designed around Fire Prevention and what to do in case of a fire.

Love Yourself, Be Drug Free!

The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd - October 31st each year.

The Red Ribbon Campaign started in1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs.

The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA.

Oakland Primary school will celebrate Red Ribbon Week with daily themes and activities.

Oakland Red Ribbon Week Activities 2014

Monday (10/27)Wear Red Day! To kick Red Ribbon Week off, everyone will wear red and walk around the school

Tuesday (10/28) - Orange You Glad You’re Drug Free! Everyone will wear orange clothing

Wednesday (10/29) - Wacky Tacky Day! Everyone will wear mismatched clothes

Thursday (10/30) - Shade Out Against Drugs Day! Everyone will wear sunglasses

Friday (10/31) - Team Up Against Drugs Day! Everyone will wear their favorite team Jersey

For more information about Red Ribbon Week visit


Important Information

School Hours 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Students are marked tardy at 7:30 a.m.


Today, 10/24/2014
High: 75 Low: 43
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/25/2014
High: 77 Low: 48
0% chance of precipitation.

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 24
In-Service Day
No Student Attendance
Monday, October 27
Wear Red Day!!
Tuesday, October 28
Wear Orange Day!
Wednesday, October 29
Wacky Tacky Day!
Wear Mismatched Clothes
Thursday, October 30
Report Cards Issued
Shade Out Drugs!
Wear Sunglasses

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Military Friendly

Oakland Primary School Proudly Serves Members of the United States Air Force and the United States Army. We are a Military Friendly School! If you are being assigned to Shaw AFB and would like more information please call us during normal office hours and we will do all we can to help facilitate your child's needs.

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