Welcome to Hillcrest Middle School

A Palmetto Silver Award School for 2017-18 and 2018-19

From the Principal’s Desk


IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING IMMUNIZATION RECORDS — Please be aware that the status of your child’s immunizations required for school attendance by SCDHEC is currently being audited district wide.  If your child’s immunization record is found to be missing or invalid, you will be notified by letter with a request to present a Valid SC Immunization Certificate within 30 days. General Guidance for South Carolina Immunization Requirements for the School Year 2022-2023 can be found at :



Student request to see Ms. Cantey – This MUST be used unless it is a true emergency.  Ms. Cantey will call the student to see her as soon as is possible.   

If parents have any questions or concerns regarding grading or issues concerning your child, please click on this link.  All concerns will be responded to within 24 hours. 

Students are not to be signed out after 2:30pm unless they have a doctor’s appointment card.  Parents must bring the appointment card when picking up students after 2:30pm.

Parent pick up is at the rear of the school.  Students are not to be picked up in the front of the building. Only students with early dismissal due to appointments may be picked up in the front of the building.

Students should remember to bring bottled water or a refillable water bottle.  There are water bottle stations to fill/refill bottles.  However, we do not use water fountains due to COVID19.

All students are required to have a 3 inch 3-ring binder for school, along with dividers and a pencil pouch — NOT a pencil box.  This binder will house all class notes, data, and information.

The use of cell phones during the school day at Hillcrest Middle School is prohibited.  Cell phones must be silenced or turned off until 3pm.

2022-2023 Hillcrest Supply List

Dress Code for Sumter School District


2020-2021 HMS Parent Report

 Click on this link to go to the Hillcrest Counseling Department for the High School Course Catalog and link to course request sheet.  

Link to video on How to access HMS Destiny Discover eBooks!



PowerSchool ParentPortal link – 

Parents – if you have any change in contact information, please let us know as soon as possible.  It is important we have current contact information for all students.  You may follow the link below or contact the school’s Counseling Department.  

Update Parent Contact Information form link


Information on how to print from a Chromebook – please note that printing from Chromebooks is not available at school.




Information for free internet

For Chromebook technical issues, please contact Ms. Hall at mary.hall@sumterschools.net