Dear Parent or Guardian,

We are pleased to inform you that the Holmes District School Board will continue our participation in the Community Eligibility Provision for the implementation of the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2019-2020 school year. All students will be served lunch/breakfast at no charge at the following sites:

Bethlehem High School
Bonifay K-8
Graduation Assistance Program
Holmes County High School
Ponce de Leon Elementary School
Ponce de Leon High School
Poplar Springs High School

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at [email protected]

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

“USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”


Carmen Bush



The Holmes County School Board will meet on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the following locations for the purpose of school walkthroughs:


Meet at District Office               7:20 a.m.

Travel to Poplar Springs           7:30 – 7:50 a.m

Poplar Springs                            7:50 – 8:35 a.m

Travel to BHS                            8:35 – 8:50 a.m.

Bethlehem                                    8:50 – 9:30 a.m.

Travel to PDLH                          9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Ponce de Leon High                   10:00 – 10:40 a.m.

Ponce de Leon Elem                   10:40 – 11:20 a.m.

Travel to Bonifay & Lunch        11:20 – 12:30 p.m.

Holmes County High                   12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Bonifay K-8                                  1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Back to District Office               2:00 p.m.

School Immunizations

July 18, 2019

Reminders regarding school immunizations:

*All kindergarteners are required to have a physical and up-to-date immunizations prior to the first day of school
*All 7th graders must have received a Tdap vaccination prior to the first day of school.
*Proof of immunization must be provided on or before the first day of school.

For more information, please contact the health clinic at your child's school.

School Climate Surveys

May 22, 2019

The 2018-19 climate surveys are now available. We are asking parents to complete the survey, as it provides valuable feedback to our schools and district.

Most students have completed surveys at their schools.  If your student has not completed a survey, they are encouraged to do so by clicking the appropriate link below:

Grades 3-5:

Grades 6-12:

Now that the Controlled Open Enrollment window has closed, school administrators will begin evaluating reassignment applications.   All students who submitted an application will be notified of their status is writing.  Letters will be mailed the latter part of June.  
The Superintendent and School Board will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Ponce de Leon Elementary School. This meeting will be for the purpose of touring the facility with Representative Brad Drake.  The regularly scheduled workshop and school board meeting will take place as planned, at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., respectively.