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Please make plans to attend the WINGS Family Night on Thursday, April 21 from 5:15-6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Bonifay Middle School in the gym. The theme of the event is "Community Career Connections". Join us as we showcase a variety of careers to our future leaders and their families.

Kindergarten Registration

March 25, 2016

Kindergarten open enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year  in Homes County will  be  held  at Bethlehem High School, Bonifay Elementary School, Ponce de Leon Elementary School and Poplar Springs High School during the week of April  25-29, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each  day.

Florida law states that any child that is five years of age on or before September 1,2016 is eligible to register for kindergarten .

It is very important in planning for the 2016-2017 school year to have all eligible kindergar­teners register during this open enrollment period.

Please bring the following information with you when you come to register your child:

Verification of Legal Name - Birth Certificate

Verification of Age - Birth Certificate

Verification of Immunization and Physical Exam - These must be completed on Florida forms by a physician or a Florida county health department. Proof of physical examination must be within the last year.  If documentation cannot be provided, a physical examination must be obtained within 30 days.

Verification of Address - Parent or guardian's Florida driver's license or state ID showing the current correct address.  Another item in the parent or guardian's name showing the current address such as: auto registration, current bill or current pay stub.

 

Report Cards

March 9, 2016

Report cards will be issued on Friday, March 25.

Spring Break

March 9, 2016

Friday, March 11 will be an early release day.  Spring Break will be the week of March 14-18.  Classes will resume on Monday, March 21.  We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Spring Break.

The Department of Education is proud to present a newly redesigned score report for the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), statewide science assessments and statewide end-of-course assessments. Our state’s students, with the support of their families and educators, work hard all year to make sure they have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in future grades and courses. They deserve to receive a score report that provides a clear depiction of their performance so they can take steps to improve.

For more information, please visit http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/fsa-report.stml.  

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/.

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.