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March 4-8, 2019 has been designated National School Breakfast Week across the United States.  The menu for the week is below:

FLDOE is excited to announce the release of the beta version of Florida’s education reports portal, EduData (http://edudata.fldoe.org), which includes the 2017-18 School and District Report Cards. Redesigned to meet the requirements outlined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the report cards will serve as a valuable resource for understanding important information about Florida’s districts and schools, and we look forward to this opportunity to receive input on their usability. 

 

This is the first time the department has launched a live beta test site. The goal of this launch is to provide parents, educators and stakeholders with an opportunity to preview the report cards and, most importantly, provide valuable feedback on their content, features and functionality in order to improve the report cards going forward. On the website, there is a feedback survey and an opportunity to sign up for updates.

 

The report cards offer greater transparency into how the state, districts and schools are doing with regard to student achievement and success, including subgroup information, on the following key performance indicators for each district and school, as required by ESSA: the overall summative rating (district grade, school grade or school improvement rating); the breakdown of each component in the overall rating; whether a school is identified for support and detailed reasons for the identification; academic achievement, growth and participation, including alternate assessment participation; English Language Leaners’ proficiency and progress; middle school and college and career acceleration; discipline and attendance; graduation and postsecondary continuation; long-term goals and interim progress; accelerated course enrollment; and preschool enrollment. Additional data required by ESSA will be included in the report cards as we develop and expand them, including educator qualifications and equity, per-pupil expenditures, and national assessment data.  

District Report Card:  https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=0000&district=30

Bethlehem:  https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=0041&district=30

Bonifay K-8:  https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=0262&district=30

GAP:  https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=0471&district=30

Holmes County High: https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=0261&district=30

Ponce de Leon Elementary:  https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=0111&district=30

Ponce de Leon High:  https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=0061&district=30

Poplar Springs:  https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=0031&district=30

 

Notice of Public Hearing

February 20, 2019

The Holmes County School Board will be adopting and revising school board policies at the regular school board meeting on April 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  A hearing for the public for input on proposed changes will be held at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Holmes County School Board Office.  A copy of the policies to be adopted or revised may be reviewed at the Holmes County School Board Office Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., except advertised holidays.

Early Release/Winter Break

December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21 will be an early release day.  School will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Please check with your child's school for specific pick-up times for car riders.  Schools will be closed from December 24 through January 4 for the Winter Break.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019.

The Holmes District School Board will be adopting and revising Exceptional Student Education Policies and Procedures.  It will be presented at the school board meeting on January 15, 2019.  A hearing for the public will be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2019 for input on proposed changes at the Holmes District School Board office.  A copy of the policies to be adopted or revised may be reviewed at the Holmes District School Board office Monday-Friday from 7:30-3:00 p.m. except for advertised holidays.

The Holmes District School Board will meet on Tuesday, November 20 at 9:00 a.m for the swearing in of new members and reorganization of the board.  A brief regular session will follow.  Outgoing and incoming board members will be honored with a reception in the Media Center following the session.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has initiated the federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in 12 counties to assist communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. Visit the D-SNAP website for more information on pre-registration, site locations, and hours of operation.

D-SNAP website: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/dsnap/SiteLocations.shtml

Press release with additional information:  http://www.myflfamilies.com/press-release/dcf-initiate-federal-disaster-snap-food-assistance-program-12-counties 

FortifyFL School Safety App

October 25, 2018

As part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have partnered to provide the FortifyFL app. This is an anonymous reporting app for suspicious activity at school. The app is free to download and will link the user directly to law enforcement and the school district. Please access the website below for more information or download the free app from your app store. 

Website- www.getfortifyfl.com

Bethlehem School is currently experiencing an issue with phone service and has been given a temporary phone number during this outage. The number is 547-7122. This is the only phone line available at the school, so please limit calls to those that are absolutely necessary, and be patient if you are unable to get through on the first try. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.