Welcome to Manchester Elementary

Joan TyeDear Manchester Families,

As we continue to navigate through unchartered territory, it is most important that we continue to evaluate our data and our status as it pertains to reopening school. We have reached a point in our process where we have to return to full virtual instruction beginning Monday, December 14, as it is most beneficial and prudent to the safety and well-being of our children and our staff. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 data and staff availability in anticipation of a return to hybrid learning on Thursday, January 21.

Meals will be distributed as usual on Wednesday, December 9 and December 16 from 9 AM to 12P M and again on Friday, December 18 for the holiday break. Meal distribution will resume Wednesday, January 6.


Please see the school and district’s websites for breakfast and lunch distribution information during virtual learning. Breakfast and lunch meals are free for all students. 

Please check our school website as well as Manchester Elementary’s Facebook page for updates. Our office will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30-3:30, so please call 803-452-5454 if you have questions.


 Are you eligible for a wireless hotspot?

In an effort to prepare for online instruction, Sumter School District would like to reach out to families who do not have access to the Internet. To be eligible for a wireless hotspot you must meet the following criteria:


Have a student in the household;

Not have internet;

Have a household income at or below 250% of federal poverty;

Need the internet for educational purposes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


If you meet these requirements please call 803-469-6900 extension 502 .