Hurricane Dorian Info

August 29, 2019

School officials are closely monitoring the situation with Hurricane Dorian.  The Florida Department of Education has has created a hurricane information page that includes preparation tips, shelter information, and a comprehensive list of school closures.

For local updates, please download the official HDSB mobile app, available for both Apple and Android devices by searching Holmes County Schools in the appropriate app store.  Information will also be posted on the HDSB Facebook page.

This summer, the Florida Department of Education has a unique opportunity to take a look at career and technical education as it is offered in the State of Florida. A short survey has been designed for the parents of public middle and high school students, which should take at most
10 minutes to complete. The survey will take a look at the child’s participation, experiences, and opinions on career and technical education programs like culinary arts, manufacturing, digital technologies and more. Parents can take the survey whether their child is in a CTE program or not. Responses will remain completely confidential. Names and other identifying information will not be requested, and all the results will be analyzed in such a way that responses will not be linked to an individual. 

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires every state and district to publish report cards that show how the state, district, and schools are doing with regard to student achievement and success.  Holmes County's report card, as well as the individual school report cards, can be accessed at the following link:

There will be a Special Session of the Holmes District School Board on Friday, August 9 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).  The meeting will be held in the board room at the District Office.

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.