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1,346 students head back to school Aug. 4

The first day of school for Seminole County schools is Wednesday, August 4. The elementary and middle/high school Principals and their staffs have about completed the scheduling process for all students for the new year, a task that takes a massive amount of time, energy and dedication for the approximately 1,346 students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year.  This number includes an estimated 638 students enrolled at Seminole County Elementary and 708 enrolled at Seminole County Middle/High School. 

Sixth through eighth grade orientation will be held at Seminole County Middle High School Thursday, July 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ninth through twelfth  grade orientation will be held Monday, August 2, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

 Those attending orientation will also have a controlled schedule to go through beginning promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.  

Seminole County Elementary will hold an open house and meet your teacher event on Monday, August 2 from twelve noon until 1 p.m and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Each SCES Open House session will be divided into three sections: Meet the Teacher, Meet the Administration and School Resource Scramble, provided by Billie McLendon of Family Connections.

The Green Machine Marching Band is already hard at work preparing for the coming football season and concerts they hold each year.  The Seminole County Gridiron Indians, under new head coach Cedric L. Stegall, open the season with a home field scrimmage game against Brookwood on August 13. The first game of the regular season will be at Early County on August 20. The first home game will be August 27 against Blountstown.

Seminole County School Superintendent Mark Earnest offered the following comments on the opening of a new school year.  “First, I would like to say how excited I am to be the Superintendent of Seminole County Schools. I am grateful to our Board of Education for this opportunity and would like to thank the people who have supported me and given me words of encouragement. 

As we work together toward our common goal of the success and well-being of our children, I look forward to another wonderful school year and the daily accomplishments of our students and staff.”

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