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 Mrs. Shannon Knudson for being selected as Oakland Primary's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Knudson received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina Upstate and her Master of Education Degree in Technology from Lesley University.  She is currently the reading coach for Oakland Primary School. She taught Kindergarten at Oakland Primary for the past 2 years. She previously taught 2nd grade for 4 years. She is married to Timmy Knudson and has one son, Tucker.  Mrs. Knudson has a passion for teaching and technology.  In her spare time, she enjoys activities with her family and shopping.

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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1st Grade Class Revisits the 19th Century
Sumter School District has introduced their One-to-Global Initiative in all the schools throughout Sumter Country this year to help infuse classrooms with new technology and innovation.  At Oakland , while we have introduced and are currently using new technology Mrs. Hill’s first grade class revisited 19th century technology this week. As part of a literature study on American folk tales her class studied Johnny Apple Seed and as a culminating activity the students got to experiment with apple peelers which were common in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. The students were fascinated and excited by this by this wonderful learning opportunity.


Letterland Arrives at Oakland
The boys and girls at Oakland Primary have started using a new phonics program designed to enhance our rigorous reading curriculum. This program is called Letterland. It won’t be long before your boys and girls start talking about Apple Annie, Bouncing Ben, and Harry Hat. The program is high impact, exciting and incorporates music into every lesson.


Electronic Library Available to Oakland Students
Capstone eLibrary is available online at: . This interactive library contains more than 1200 books available to Oakland students 24 hours a day, 7days a week. For UserId and Password please contact your child’s teacher.



Important Information

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

Capstone Interactive Library:

To Register Your Child At Oakland Primary you will need the following documents:

Completed Enrollment Packet
Copy of Child's Official Birth Certificate
SC Certificate of Immunization (DHEC FORM 1148)
2 Proofs of Address (Current Utility Bill or Lease Agreement)
Current Physical (Needed prior to school start date)

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