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Online Application Link

Registration for Holmes County students who will enter Kindergarten in fall of 2021 has been extended through May 21, 2021.  Parents or legal guardians should register the child online at www.hdsb.org and select the school that they would like to attend (Bethlehem, Bonifay K-8, Ponce de Leon or Poplar Springs).

https://hdsb.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/apply/

The following information will need to be uploaded into the online enrollment application:

  • birth certificate
  • certificate of immunization
  • copy of physical from a physician on a Florida physical form
  • Social Security Card (copy will be kept sealed in the student’s permanent record and is not mandatory, but does help our school system with tracking important information for funding)
  • two proofs of residence (driver’s license, power bill, voter’s registration card, etc.)

To be eligible to enter kindergarten this fall, a student must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021. 

School of choice is dependent upon enrollment capacity.  If you are outside of your school of choice zone, please complete the online Controlled Open Enrollment application in addition to the online registration form.  The Controlled Open Enrollment form is available on our website and will be available through May 14th.  All out of zone applications will be reviewed in May and a letter of acceptance or decline will be mailed to the address provided as soon as the review is complete at each school.

It is very important that children be registered so that staffing plans for the 2021-22 school year can be made. 

Online Application Link

Registration for Holmes County students who will enter Kindergarten in fall of 2021 will begin Monday April 26, 2021, and will continue through April 30, 2021.  Parents or legal guardians should register the child online at www.hdsb.org and select the school that they would like to attend (Bethlehem, Bonifay K-8, Ponce de Leon or Poplar Springs).

https://hdsb.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/apply/

The following information will need to be uploaded into the online enrollment application:

  • birth certificate
  • certificate of immunization
  • copy of physical from a physician on a Florida physical form
  • Social Security Card (copy will be kept sealed in the student’s permanent record and is not mandatory, but does help our school system with tracking important information for funding)
  • two proofs of residence (driver’s license, power bill, voter’s registration card, etc.)

To be eligible to enter kindergarten this fall, a student must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021. 

School of choice is dependent upon enrollment capacity.  If you are outside of your school of choice zone, please complete the online Controlled Open Enrollment application in addition to the online registration form.  The Controlled Open Enrollment form is available on our website and will be available through May 14th.  All out of zone applications will be reviewed in May and a letter of acceptance or decline will be mailed to the address provided as soon as the review is complete at each school.

It is very important that children be registered so that staffing plans for the 2021-22 school year can be made. 

Summer VPK Registration

April 2, 2021

Holmes District School Board

Bonifay K-8 Summer VPK
June 8th-July 15th 2021 (updated ending date)

8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

2021 Summer Voluntary Pre-K Registration Information

Parents will log in to  https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/Account/LogOn

Parents must have a valid e-mail address to complete this procedure.

Families must upload (scan & send) the child’s birth certificate and proof of Florida residency as prompted during process.  Everything has to be completed on-line.  The Early Learning Coalition will email the Certificate to the parents, then families print it and take to the school as explained below:

Certificates of Eligibility for Summer VPK will be accepted at Holmes District School Board in Office 10 beginning Monday, April 19th.  Parents will need to furnish a copy of child’s birth certificate, current shot & physical record at this time. Parents will be asked to fill out registration forms at this time.

Summer VPK is for students that were eligible for VPK during the 20-21 school year but did not attend a VPK program.

 

Please contact Carmen Bush at 547-9341 x 1253 or Danielle Suggs x1228 for more information.  Email:  [email protected]  or [email protected].

Online Application Link

Holmes District School Board VPK Sites

 Bethlehem High School, Bonifay K8,
Ponce de Leon Elementary, Poplar Springs High School

 

2021-22 School Year Voluntary Pre-K Registration Information

Step 1:  (Must complete before April 26th)

Parents will log in to  https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/Account/LogOn

Parents must have a valid e-mail address to complete this procedure.

Families must upload (scan & send) the child’s birth certificate and proof of Florida residency as prompted during process.  Everything has to be completed on-line.  The Early Learning Coalition will email the Certificate to the parents, then it will need to be uploaded in the HDSB registration portal.

Step 2:  Online VPK school registration will begin April 26th at 9:00 a.m.  Parents will go to www.hdsb.org and click on the VPK registration link.  There are sections of the registration that require uploading documents for registration:  birth certificate, shot records, and certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida.

All VPK registrations will be completed online. There are limited VPK slots at each school site.  Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received.  You will be contacted by the VPK teacher to confirm registration in the program.

 

Please contact Carmen Bush at 547-9341  x1253 or Danielle Suggs  x1228 for more information.  Email:  [email protected]  or [email protected].

The 2021-22 controlled open enrollment reassignment application is now available on the Controlled Open Enrollment page of our site.  

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions document and and look at the school zone map to determine if you need to submit a reassignment application for your child.  If you reside outside of Holmes County, you do not have to obtain a waiver from your home school district.  Out-of-state students will still need a waiver.  Any student wishing to attend a school that is not in their assigned zone must submit a reassignment application to Holmes County each year.  Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 14.

Click here to access the application form.  

Due to the boys regional final basketball game at Poplar Springs, the time for the February 23 school board meeting has been changed.  There will be a workshop at 1:00 p.m. immediately followed by the regular session.

2021-22 School Calendar

January 27, 2021

Click the Related Files link below for the 2021-22 board approved school calendar.

On Friday, January 15, 2021, Holmes District Schools will be having a “work from home” day for both students and teachers.  The purpose of this day is to give an opportunity to practice navigating our distance learning platforms from home.  Just as we practice fire drills and bus evacuations, we need to practice the transition to remote learning should the need arise.  As part of the guidance for school reopening, the Florida Department of Education strongly suggested that we hold at least one of these practice “work from home” days each year.  We know that there may be some challenges, but we will use those as opportunities to improve! 

The Related Files link below has specific information regarding what will be expected from students on this day.