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Due to the threat of inclement weather, after school and evening activities have been cancelled.  WINGS students should be picked up at their respective WINGS sites as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's school.  
Due to the threat of severe weather, Holmes County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 24.  This is based on the recommendation of the the Holmes County Emergency Management Service.  Classes will resume on Thursday, February 25.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school.  

FSA Writing Assessment

February 19, 2016

The FSA Writing Assessment will be administered February 29-March 3. Grades 4-10 will be tested. Grades 4-7 will take a paper-based assessment.  Grades 8-10 will take a computer-based assessment.  

It is important for you and your student to understand the following policies before testing: If your student is found with ANY electronic device during testing, his or her test will be invalidated. We encourage students to leave their devices at home or in their lockers on testing days. Your student will be asked to sign a pledge prior to testing that says he or she will not give or receive unauthorized help during the test. If it's determined that a test contains extremely similar answer patterns, it may be invalidated. Students found posting any test information on social media sites risk their tests being invalidated, as well. If your student leaves campus before completing the test, he or she will NOT be allowed to complete the test. The assessment calendar is posted on our district website at www.hdsb.org. If you have questions related to this test administration, please contact your child's school. Thank you for supporting your student as he or she prepares for testing.

 

For more information about the Florida Standards Assessment, visit http://www.fsassessments.org/students-and-families/.

There will be no school on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16.

Ponce de Leon FBLA
Community Service Project

For the 2015- 2016 school year, the community service committee chose to provide activities that would target the areas of reading literacy, parental involvement, and community involvement and education for the targeted preschool population in all areas in Holmes County.   Activities will include providing families with books to continue the enjoyment of books in the home, create a memory book that will allow children and their families to remember the positive learning environment at Head Start, and provide two community events for all parents and children within the community with food, fun and the opportunity for parents to receive educational information in an informal setting.   

ESE Parent Survey

February 5, 2016

Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well your child's school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child's education.  All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The survey can be completed online at the following link:  http://www.esesurvey.com.

Your feedback is important in helping the state and local school systems continue improving educational programs for children.

For more information, please click the file below.

The Holmes District School Board recently entered into a partnership with the Holmes County Sheriff's Department to provide additional resource officers for the county's schools.  As a result of this agreement, three officers will provide support to the schools.  One officer will be assigned to the three Bonifay schools; another officer assigned to the Ponce de Leon schools, and a third officer will divide his time between Bethlehem and Poplar Springs.  Superintendent Dixon stated, "As Superintendent, my first responsibility every morning is to ensure a safe and secure environment for students and employees."  Pictured L-R are Lt. Adrienne Odum, Deputy Willie Maples, Superintendent Eddie Dixon, Sheriff Tim Brown, Cpt. John Tate, and Sgt. Greg Johnson.

Report Cards

January 8, 2016

Reports cards will be issued on Friday, January 8.