In the light of the ongoing and developing situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Holmes District School Board is monitoring the situation regularly, and following recommendations from the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control relating to preventative measures and sanitation procedures. Providing simple access to the best advice from health care professionals is intended to arm people with knowledge to calmly take preventive action steps that can enhance the safety and health of our entire community.

The CDC recommends that individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures including:
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
• Stay home when you are sick. Individuals should be fever-free for 24 hours prior to returning to work or school.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then be sure to throw it in the trash can.
• Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
• Health experts recommend getting a flu shot to reduce the chances of getting the regular flu and weakening your immune system further.

National School Breakfast Week

February 26, 2020

March 2-6 is National School Breakfast Week. Remember, all students can receive FREE breakfast at school daily!

2020-21 School Calendar

February 5, 2020

The School Board has approved the 2020-21 school calendar.  Click the Related Files link below to access printable versions of the calendar.

We are pleased to announce that our Holmes County Teacher of the Year is Ms. Brittany Brown, representing Ponce de Leon High School. Ms. Brown has been a teacher for 8 years and currently teaches agriculture and aerospace at PDLH. She says, "I enjoy teaching because there is nothing more rewarding than watching a child grow and succeed in the classroom and in life." We wish Ms. Brown the best as she competes for Florida's Teacher of the Year!



The Holmes County School Board will meet on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the following locations for the purpose of visiting the school Ag Farms: (all times are approximate)



Depart from the District Office                  10:25 a.m.

Travel to Holmes County Ag Farm            10:25 – 10:30 a.m.

Holmes County High School Ag Farm          10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Lunch                                                           11:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Travel to Poplar Springs                             12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Poplar Springs High School                        12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Travel to Bethlehem                                    12:50 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.

Bethlehem High School                               1:05 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Travel to Ponce De Leon                             1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Ponce de Leon High School                         2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Back to District Office                                  3:00 p.m.                                                                             

Early Release/Winter Break

December 17, 2019

Friday, December 20 will be an early release day.  Check with your child's school for specific dismissal times.

Holmes County Schools will be closed December 23 through January 3 for the holidays.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 6.  

The Holmes District School Board will hold an Executive Session on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. for the purpose of HCTA negotations.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the District Office, located at 701 E. Pennsylvania Avenue in Bonifay.

Many Holmes County roads are currently under construction or are scheduled for construction in the near future.  These construction projects will likely affect both morning and afternoon bus routes.  When roads in your area are under construction, please plan accordingly for these delays.  If your road is closed, please make arrangements to transport your child to school or to a nearby bus stop.  If you have any questions regarding alternate bus stops, please contact your child's school or the HDSB Transportation Department.  The following is a list of roads that will be affected by the upcoming construction projects:

Co. Hwy. 162 
Line Road
Valee Road
Morrow Road
Anderson Road
Grover Lewis Road
Bradley Road
Coursey Road
Rum Road
Peak Road
Steverson Road
Malcolm Taylor Road
Flowing Well Road
Alex Brown Road
Bush Road
Baxley Road
E. Kelly Road
Rucker Lane
Newton Road
9th Avenue
Hoover’s Mill Road
Beall Packing Road
Old Liberty School Road
Sandpath Road
Sunlake Road

Fall Break

October 25, 2019

Schools will be closed for Fall Break beginning Wednesday, October 30 through Friday, November 1.  Classes resume on Monday, November 4.