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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


Upcoming events

Oct. 13th - Teacher Planning Day.  Students are out.

Oct. 16th - School Advisory Council Meeting at 3pm

Oct. 24th - Report cards go home.

Picture Day is Friday Oct. 3rd

Friday will be our fall picture day.  Please keep an eye out for paperwork coming home, if you are interested in ordering pictures. 

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.

Calendar of Events

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Check out our calender.  Dates colored blue have events occurring on them.  We update our calender regularly with important dates and events so that our parents and teachers can keep up with what is happening here at O.J. Semmes Elementary.