Thursday, December 8, 2016
424 Summit Dr • Greenville, S.C. 29609 • 864-355-8800 • FAX 864-355-8817


Summit Drive Santa Shop Volunteers Needed

The Summit Drive Santa Shop will be open for children to shop from December 5th through December 9th. Hours are 7:30am-3:30pm each day. Monday will be a preview day for students to come by and take note of what they'd like to purchase. Everything in the store will be $2! 

We need volunteers to staff the shop and help students select and pay for gifts. Please sign up to help!

Questions? Contact Sarah Gilley at 864.569.1724 or

There is an Early Morning Buzz at Summit Drive Elementary!
Summit Drive has several programs between 7:15 – 8:00 for students who want to get a head start on learning. The computer lab is open to second through fifth graders who would like to work on Compass Learning or First in Math activities. Compass Learning is an individualized program that provides standard-aligned instruction to accelerate students toward academic growth. The program creates learning paths in reading and mathematics according to the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) data collected in the fall. Students work at their pace through assignments generated for their individual needs. First in Math has fun self-paced activities that help students’ master procedural skills and achieve the fluency essential to building a solid foundation in mathematics. Students work toward collecting points and get special recognition for their achievement. 

Recently, Summit Drive has implemented a service learning program through a Family Dollar Grant received this year. This program also takes place between 7:15-8:00. Fifth grade students signed-up to be tutors to first graders. Mrs. Fain, our Instructional Coach, worked with fifth graders on strategies they could use to help first graders read more fluently. First graders get to read books on their level to a fifth grader in our school. Fifth graders love the opportunity to be leaders and read with first graders.

Volunteer Information
Please see the following links regardng Greenville County School District's guidelines for volunteers.
Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer Application

Project Christmas Child

It is getting close to the holiday season! It is such a fun and exciting time of year for the kids here at Summit Drive, but for some families it is a VERY stressful time of year. Some families’ are not as fortunate and struggle during the holiday season. If you would like to sponsor a family, child, or simply make a donation, PLEASE contact Jenni Risell, our school counselor at 355-8859

Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Kamaya Mention on being selected as our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for Summit Drive.  We are so proud to have Katie Rabe represent our school as our current Teacher of the Year.

Summit Drive Spirit Rock

Summit Drive Spirit Rock Reservations Now Available!

 The Summit Drive Spirit Rock is a great way to send a special message or show your school spirit AND it's a PTA fundraiser!



Make a Reservation

Lunch and Learn
Ms. Risell, Guidance Counselor, will be conducting lunch and learn sessions for parents throughout the school year. The topics are Study skills/organization, Internet safety, anxiety in kids, middle school registration, and testing programs. Click here for more information.

Greenville County Schools Sign in Guidelines for Parents and Volunteers

Parents/Guardians and others entering a GCS school or office building must sign in through the system, which automatically runs a check against the National Sex Offender Registry. Everyone is checked EACH time they visit a school or office.

Parents can either sign in as a Parent/Guardian (receives a Visitors badge) or Volunteer (receives a Volunteer badge) depending on the purpose of their visit to their child’s school.

A person is eligible to volunteer through the school, PTA, and other school organizations once cleared through the National Sex Offender Registry. The Sex Offender Registry is in addition to any volunteer procedures used by our school, PTA, and other school organizations to recruit and train volunteers. If a volunteer has more than limited contact with students they will also require a criminal background check.

Also, please be reminded that volunteers must participate in training prior to volunteering.

Please visit  and type Volunteer Application in the search box for the online process.