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H.Y.P.E. Program Information


Please check the attached documents regarding the H.Y.P.E. Program.


H.Y.P.E. Application

If you have any questions and concerns, please feel free to contact Cieana Sinkler at the number listed below.
Cieana K. Sinkler
Administrative Assistant to Mr. Barney A. Gadson
M.H. Newton Family Life Center & H.Y.P.E (Helping Youth Pursue Excellence) After School Programs

(803) 934-9527 (office)  (803) 934-0022 (fax)


SSD Summer Reading Program 

Sumter School District is partnering with Sumter County Library to beat the summer slide by challenging all students to read for at least 20 minutes a day. On average, students lose two to three months of learning over the summer. Beat this summer slide by engaging in reading all summer long. Use the hashtags below to snap a picture of your child reading and share to our facebook, twitter, or instagram page. Read on to discover more ways to have fun reading this summer!

#SumterStrong #ReadFor20 #StriveForFive


School-Based Health  Telehealth Services

The School-Based Health program is excited to be able to continue to offer telehealth services to participating schools. MUSC School-Based Health providers are available to continue to see patients through a secure video connection (or via phone if the family does not have access to the internet). To request an appointment, please call 843-872-1956 between the hours of 8am-4pm until the end of the school year.

To learn more about the program, please visit:

Online Registration for Telehealth

School-based Telehealth program is open for enrollment.  Below are the links to the electronic forms.

English Enrollment Forms

Spanish Enrollment Forms

For current information about the program, please visit



 Information from our School Counselor and School Social Worker

Greetings Parents and Guardians:

We, your school counselor, and school social worker, would like to provide some helpful tips to assist you and your child during stressful events.  These websites may be able to help you be aware of what you can do to help your child/children to cope and/or reduce stress before, during, and after a traumatic event.