Holmes County Schools will remain closed on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16. District leaders and school principals met this afternoon to assess the current needs in the county.  We will continue to monitor the status of power and communication systems and make decisions regarding the reopening of schools on a day-by-day basis.
Our area has experienced the worst devastation seen in our lifetimes and the recovery process will be long. Our thoughts are with all those who have suffered tremendous loss. However, I’m confident that our community will rally together once again and support each other during this time of need. We continue to stay in close communication with the Emergency Operations Center, law enforcement, and other first responders as they assess the needs throughout our county. We were happy to be able to offer our assistance by providing shelters in two of our schools. Rebuilding our community will continue to be a process of all of us working together. There are not enough words to express our gratitude to emergency personnel, first responders, law enforcement, linemen, communications providers, and all those who have been working so hard to make sure our citizens are safe and to begin to restore some degree of normalcy to the area. We WILL recover and rebuild. As the recovery efforts continue, please exercise caution and stay safe. Count your blessings, and hug your family a little tighter this weekend! ~ Terry L. Mears, Superintendent
Based on information received from the National Hurricane Center and Emergency Management, Holmes County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday due to Hurricane Michael. This will allow families sufficient time to make preparations and evacuate if desired. Information regarding the opening of the special needs shelter at Poplar Springs School will be announced at a later time. We urge all citizens to make the necessary preparations to stay safe during this storm. The safety of our students and families is our top priority!

Official HDSB Mobile App

October 8, 2018

Have you downloaded the official HDSB mobile app?  The app will be our first line of communication regarding school closures, transportation changes, and other important school info.  It's available for free for both Apple and Android devices by searching "Holmes County Schools" in the appropriate app store. Upon installation, you'll be asked to choose any schools you wish to follow and to set your notification preferences. Don't delay, download TODAY!
There will be no school on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 4. Have a great weekend!

Free Meals for Students

August 8, 2018

We are pleased to inform you that Holmes County Schools will continue to implement the new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2018-19.

Schools that participate in the CEP are able to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for ALL students enrolled in that CEP school during the 2018-19 school year.

Budget Hearing--July 30

July 18, 2018


The Holmes County School District will soon consider a budget for 2018-2019.
A public hearing to make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:
July 30, 2018
5:05 p.m.
The meeting will take place in the board room prior to the regular meeting.

FSA Scores Released

June 19, 2018

FSA and EOC scores have been released and are now available for viewing in Focus.  Log in to your parent portal account at focus.hdsb.org  and follow these steps:

1.  Under "My Child" at the top of the screen, choose "Test History". This will bring up a list of all test administrations for your child.

2.  Locate the test administration you wish to view, and click the arrow to the right of the test name.

3.  Look at the column labeled "Achievement Level" to locate your child's score.  

Summer Meal Program

June 11, 2018

Summer BreakSpot provides free nutritious meals to kids and teens under 18 while school is out.  Holmes County will be serving free meals at the following locations:

Bethlehem High School
Bonifay K-8 School
Ponce de Leon Elementary School
Poplar Springs High School

June 11-July 19
No meals on July 4 due to the Independence Day holiday. 
Meals will be available on Friday, July 6.

Breakfast served from 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Lunch served from 10:50-11:35 a.m.

There are no forms to complete or registration needed to participate.