Private Independent school from PK through 12th grade.

New Families FAQ


Welcome to Hammond and the Skyhawk family!  This page is just for you and has helpful information and useful links to forms that you will need to complete for the coming school year.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office, (803) 695-4018


List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: When does the 2020-2021 school year start?

    New student orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  The first day of school is Wednesday, August 19, 2020.
  • Q: What are the school hours?

    Lower School (PK – 4th): 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Middle School (5th – 8th): 8:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
    Upper School (9th – 12th): 8:00 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

    Most students arrive on campus between 7:40 – 7:55 a.m.
  • Q: What are the Extended Day hours?

    Extended Day for PK – 4th: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Extended Day for 5th – 6th:  3:10 – 6:00 p.m.

    Questions about Extended Day may be directed to Kevin White, 803-695-8624 or  

    Click here for more information about the Extended Day program.
  • Q: Where do I drop-off and pick-up my student?

    Each division has a designated drop-off and pick-up area. 

    Lower School


    • Front of the Fitness Center via the Shelley Road back gate. 
    • Side of the Lower School adjacent to Mr. Mancke’s cabin via the Galway Lane front gate.
    • Lower School students only - Behind the Lower School past Mr. Mancke's cabin. Carpool line forms via the Galway Lane front gate.
    • Lower School & Middle School/Upper School Students only - Fitness Center where the carpool line forms via the Shelley Road back gate.

    Middle School


    • Behind the Bank of America Theatre and at the side of the Upper School gym.
    • Side of the Upper School Gym only.

    Upper School

    Drop-off & Pick-Up:
    • Located at the front of the school in front of Barks Hall.
  • Q: When will I know my child's class schedule or teacher assignment?

    Lower School teacher assignments, as well as the Middle and Upper School class schedules, are mailed out in early August. If you have questions regarding class placement or schedules please contact the appropriate division head:

    Lower School
    Helen Kiser, LS Div. Head – or Kelly Augenstein, LS Assistant -; 803-695-4025

    Middle School
    Andy North, MS Div. Head – or Becky Grantland, MS Assistant -; 803-695-4019

    Upper School
    Jody Lumpkin, US Div. Head – or Mary Lance Garrison, US Assistant -; 803-695-4012
  • Q: Where can I purchase school uniforms?

    Land’s End is our official uniform provider.  Hammond’s school code for Land’s End is 900093188.  The Parent’s Association will also host a Uniform Resale at the beginning of the school year to purchase gently used uniforms. Click here to access the Land's End website.
  • Q: How does my student pay for lunch?

    Students are assigned lunch account numbers once you turn in the lunch account form. Payments may be made via a credit card that is kept on file or by depositing cash into the account via the business office.  Students have the option of bringing their own lunch as well. The lunch menu is highlighted daily on the calendar located on Hawk Net.
  • Q: How do I get a Vehicle Permit sticker?

    All Hammond family cars need a vehicle permit sticker that should be placed in the front window on the bottom left driver side. Families will be asked to register their cars via a form that will be mailed to them. This year license tag numbers will be added to School Pass. Student drivers in the 10th-12th grades may get their student stickers from Dr. Turner, Dean of Students, and will also need to turn in their license tag number. 

Health Questions and Forms:

Hammond will use School Doc to collect student health and other information for the school year. This is a secure and easy-to-use website for submitting health information. You will receive an email from School Doc providing you credentials and a secure link to access your child’s/children’s School Doc account(s).

Health questions may be directed to the school nurse, Jessica Crosland,