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Seminole County Schools open Thursday, August 4th

The first day of school for Seminole County students is Thursday, August 4. Elementary and middle/high school principals and their staffs are ready to get the 2022-23 school year underway for the approximately 1,345 students enrolled. This number includes an estimated 627 students enrolled at Seminole County Elementary and 718 enrolled at Seminole County Middle/High School. 

At Seminole County Elementary School the school day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the daily  morning school bell and dismiss each day at 3:12 p.m. Kindergarten through second grade students will continue to be dropped off at the main office and third through fifth grade students will continue to be dropped off in front of the gym. No students will be allowed to be dropped off at any location before 7:30 a.m.. 

Afternoon end of day pickup locations will remain the same as well, with kindergarten students and older siblings being picked up in front of the Kindergarten building, first and second grade students and older siblings will be picked up in front of the main office, and third, fourth and fifth  grade students will be picked up in front of the gym.

SCMHS began an online registration process this school year. This cuts down on the 25+ page registration packet students have to fill out and return each year. In order to expedite this process, school officials need students to complete the following Google Form. Follow the link below and answer just five simple questions. Once the information was submitted and received by the school each student should receive an email containing all the forms needed for the year.

Complete the online registration form at

At Seminole County Middle High School all students will be charged a $25 technology fee this year.  This will cover the use of Chromebooks and any repairs and upgrades that are made throughout the year.  Students may purchase lockers for $5.  Students who will be driving to school need to visit the office to purchase a parking pass and get a parking space reserved for them to use this year.  The cost for this is $20.  

SCMHS hosted its Open House on Wednesday, August 3 from 5:30 p.m until 7:00 p.m.  All middle and high school students and parents were encouraged to attend. an assembly in the gymnasium at 5:30 p.m. and afterwards students and parents picked up schedules and visited classrooms.   

SCES’s Open House was a three-day event. On Monday, August 1, Open House for Kindergarten, first and second grade students was held from  5:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. On Tuesday, August 2, Open House was held for third, fourth and fifth grade students  from  5:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. On Wednesday, August 3 Open  House was held for  Pre-K students from 9:00 a.m. until -11:00 a.m.

Each SCES Open House session was divided into four sections: Meet the Administration, Meet the Teacher, Technology, and the School Supply Scramble, which is provided by Billie McLendon and Seminole County Family Connection. 

The Green Machine Marching Band is already hard at work preparing for the upcoming football season, and the Seminole County Gridiron Indians open the season with the annual pre season scrimmage game on August 12. 

The first game of the regular season will be in Columbus at Kendrick High School on August 19. 

The first home game will be August 26 against Early County.

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