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OJ Semmes

Contact Info

Our school is committed to serving the community and welcomes your volunteerism or visits.  We would love to hear from you.

Connie Farish, Principal
Mark Yelverton,
Curriculum Coordinator


Office Hours:
7:10a.m. - 2:45p.m.

Phone: (850) 595-6975
Fax: (850) 595-6977


Orientation is on Thursday

We want to invite you to our orientation on Thursday, August 14th from 9am to 11am.  Please stop by and take the time to meet your child's new teacher and to drop off any supplies.  We are all looking forward to meeting you as we prepare to kick off another great school year here at O.J. Semmes Elementary. 

Time to Get Ready for School!

Welcome parents and students to O.J. Semmes Elementary.  Students begin school on August 18th.  Teachers are beginning to prepare to get their classrooms ready to turn our students into lifelong learners.  If your child will be new to Semmes, please make sure you get them registered soon to avoid the rush that occurs the first few days.  Tardy bell for students will be 7:15am this year and the ending bell will be sounding at 2:15pm.  More information will be posted on our site as it becomes available. 

New Check in Procedure for Parents


The Escambia County School District is implementing new Raptorware software for many check in and check out procedures.  The system requires a person's driver license or I.D. card.  This scan allows us to check a person's information against the sex offender database before allowing them to enter the school.  This system will also track who is on campus so we will know who is in the building at any given time.  We look forward to working with you as we use this system to improve the security of our campus and maintain the safest environment possible for your student to learn and grow.