October 30, 2018
The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has initiated the federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in 12 counties to assist communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. Visit the D-SNAP website for more information on pre-registration, site locations, and hours of operation.
Press release with additional information: http://www.myflfamilies.com/press-release/dcf-initiate-federal-disaster-snap-food-assistance-program-12-counties
October 25, 2018
As part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have partnered to provide the FortifyFL app. This is an anonymous reporting app for suspicious activity at school. The app is free to download and will link the user directly to law enforcement and the school district. Please access the website below for more information or download the free app from your app store.
October 19, 2018
October 18, 2018
Update: 10/19/18, 9:42 a.m.
Ponce de Leon Elementary Activity Changes:
Vocabulary Parade scheduled for Oct. 31 rescheduled to Nov. 16
Fall Retake Photos for Oct. 22 are postponed
- Cookie dough orders can be picked up Oct. 23 at 1:00 p.m.
We have updated information regarding a number of school activities.
Volleyball District Tournament, hosted by Holmes County High School
Monday Oct. 22--Cottondale vs. HCHS @ 4:00 p.m.
Vernon vs. Bethlehem @ 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Oct. 23--Sneads will play the winner of Bethlehem and Vernon @ 4:00 p.m.
Winner of that game will play the winner of Cottondale and HCHS @ 6:00 p.m. for the championship game.
The Bethlehem Junior Beta Paint Party scheduled for Friday, October 19 will be rescheduled to a later date.
Holmes County High Football Game Info:
Friday night Holmes County High School Football will host Vernon High School at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Field. There will be no admission at the gate for the game, rather we have partnered with, The Regular Guys Crisis Response Team (RG-CRT), a Military Veteran-led Disaster Relief organization. They will be set up at the entrance gates to receive donations towards those being impacted by Hurricane Michael. You may bring items such as food (perishable and non-perishable), water, snack items, baby supplies (diapers, wipes, powder, formula, food), personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Your support is greatly appreciated!
October 16, 2018
Out of an abundance of caution and concern, Holmes County Schools will be closed the remainder of this week. This will allow our students, employees, and families time to take care of immediate needs incurred as a result of the damage in our area. In order to make preparations for the reopening of school on Monday, October 22, all 12-month personnel should plan to report to work on Thursday and Friday. All other employees are asked to report to work on Friday.
Fall Break will continue as scheduled on Friday, October 26 and Monday, October 29.
Our community has gone through a traumatic event, and most people just want things to be "normal" again. Schools are a safe haven for our students, a place where they find consistency and caring. The reopening of school conveys that our community is on track to a normal routine again, and a reassurance that things are going to be okay. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time. We are so grateful for the support our county has received from outside agencies, as well as our own citizens working together to help each other during the recovery process. We are stronger together! The road to recovery will be challenging, but I am confident that Holmes County WILL recover and rebuild! May God bless you and God bless the United States of America! ~ Terry L. Mears, Superintendent of Schools