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. Stephanie Harper has been selected as our 2015-2016 Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Harper is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate, earning a degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Harper is a Kindergarten teacher at Oakland Primary School and has been teaching within Sumter School District for five years.  Mrs. Harper is a member of the Sumter Area Reading Council and loves to share her passion of reading with her students.

Daily Announcements

Oakland Primary School

 2016 Back-to-School Information


Important News

First Day of School (K-1):   Monday, August 15, 2016

First Day of School (PK):  Wednesday, August 17, 2016

School Starts at:  7:30 a.m.

School Ends at: 2:15 p.m.

Breakfast Served Daily: 6:50 a.m. – 7:25 a.m.

NOTE: Class assignments will be mailed to parents by the end of the first week in August.


Back-to-School Orientation Schedule

PK -Thursday , August 11, 2016, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Kindergarten,  August  12, 2016, 8:00-9:30 a.m.

1st Grade, August 11, 2016, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Parents are invited to drop in on the dates and times listed above. At Orientation you will have an opportunity to join the PTA, Order a Oakland T-Shirt, and get your Parent Pick-up Cards. Day Care Information will also be available.



Parents are asked to pin a small piece of paper to your child during the first two weeks of school with the child’s name, telephone number, and bus number. If the child is a car rider that should be noted or the daycare that will be picking up your child.

A Guide to "Family Friendly Academic Standards"
Here is a link to a parent friendly guide to the South Carolina Academic Standards.

Title One Plan Review
Oakland Primary School's 2015 - 2016 Title I plan is available for parents to view by contacting the principal at 499-3366.

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 7:30 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)

Upcoming Events

Peachjar eFlyers

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