Back to School notes for Miami Lakes schools

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Back to School notes for Miami Lakes schools
Miami-Dade County's public schools resume on Monday, August 22 to begin the 2016-2017 school year. Parents and students are urged to register early to avoid processing delays. 

Two proofs of current address are required. Also required is a completion of a "Disclosure of Time of Registration" form, which can be obtained from Attendance Services. For more information visit 

First Day of Class: Monday, August 22, 2016.
Last Day of School: Thursday, June 8, 2017.
Winter Recess: Monday, December 26 - Friday, January 6, 2017.
Spring Recess: Monday, April 10 - 14, 2017.
Teacher Planning Days (schools are closed): August 18, 19, 30; October 3, 12; November 8, 23; January 23, March 24; June 9.
Holidays: Labor Day (Sept. 5), Veteran's Day (Nov. 11), Thanksgiving (Nov. 24) Dr. Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 16), Presidents Day (Feb. 20), and Memorial Day (May 29).

Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and first grade students will attend class from 8:20 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Second through sixth grade students will attend school from 8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
On Wednesdays, all elementary school students will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m. Parents inquire with their child's school to confirm opening and dismissal times, since various schools have different bell schedules.

Hours at middle schools will be 9:10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Senior high school hours are from 7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Various middle schools operate on Senior High school times. 
Parents that do not know which school their child will attend should look up the boundary designations online at 

Bob Graham Education Center
15901 N.W. 79 Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Phone: 305-557-3303
Fax: 305-826-5434
K and 1 Primary Learning Center
8875 N.W. 143 St.
Miami Lakes, FL 33018
Principal: Yecenia Martinez-Lopez
Assistant principals: Elizabeth Hernandez, James Jackimczuk, Jesus Mesa, Annette Riveron
Trust counselor: Jeffrey Gardner
Guidance counselors: Sara Najara (PreK-4), Joel Castellanos (5-8)
Teachers: 130
Enrollment: App. 1700
Uniforms required.
School website:
Student/Parent Orientation: Monday, August 15 in the cafeteria at 8:30 a.m. (PreK-2nd), 9:30 a.m. (3rd - 5th), and 10:30 p.m. (6th - 8th).

Palm Springs North Elementary School
17615 NW 82 Avenue 
Hialeah, FL 33015
Phone: 305-821-4631
Fax: 305-825-0422
Principal: Maribel B. Dotres
Assistant principals: Eduardo A. Molliner, Emma Gonzalez
Teachers: 67
Enrollment: 1,006
Uniforms required.
School website:

Miami Lakes K-8 Center
14250 N.W. 67 Avenue,
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Phone: 305-822-7757
Fax: 305-557-6595
Principal: Carlos Salcedo
Assistant principals: Veronika Sasturrias, Anthony Rhodes, Niurka Martinez
Trust counselor: Loretta Garcia
Teachers: 82
Enrollment: 1300
Uniforms required.
School website:
Student/Parent Orientation: August 18 and 19. Call school for more details.

Joella C. Good Elementary School
6350 N.W. 188 Terrace 
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: 305-625-2008 
Fax: 305-628-0460
Principal: Lizette G. O'Halloran
Assistant principal: Mileydis Torrens
Teachers: 54
Enrollment: 1000
Uniforms required.
School website:
Student/Parent Orientation: Kindergarten - 1st: Monday, August 8; 2nd - 5th: Thursday, August 11; Montessori classes: Friday, August 12. All orientations begin at 9 a.m.

Hialeah Gardens Elementary School
9702 N.W. 130 Street 
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018
Phone: 305-827-8830 
Fax: 305-818-7970
Principal: Rachel Autler
Assistant principal: Saimara Costero
Guidance counselors: Olga Lopez-Nanney and Jeanette Alfaro
Teachers: 109
Enrollment: 2111
Uniforms required.
School website:
Open Campus for students/parents: Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Spanish Lake Elementary School
7940 N.W. 194 Street 
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: 305-816-0300 
Fax: 305-861-0301
Early Childhood Center
19200 N.W. 79 Avenue 
Miami, FL 33015
Principal: Jacqueline Arias-Gonzalez
Assistant principals: Kathy Bustamente, Anita Marti and Viviana Lebeña
Guidance counselors: Grisell Gajano and Ginette Sanchez
Teachers: 111
Enrollment: 1600
Uniforms required.
School website:
Student/Parent Orientation: 1st - 5th grade: August 16 at 9 a.m. and Kindergarten: August 17 at 9 a.m. 

Miami Lakes Middle School
6425 Miami Lakeway North 
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Phone: 305-557-3900
Fax: 305-828-6753
Principal: Dr. Manuel Sanchez III
Assistant principals: Nora J. Bueno, Rafael Crespo
Trust counselor: Marley Hernandez
Guidance counselor: Maria Macias
Teachers: 50
Enrollment: 1,100
Uniforms required.
School website:
Student/Parent Orientation: Saturday, August 13 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium for incoming 6th graders.

Country Club Middle School
18305 N.W. 75 Place 
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: 305-820-8800
Fax: 305-820-8801
Principal: Cynthia Prado
Assistant principals: Carol S. Jeffrey, Jacquelyn Villazon
Guidance counselor: Jenette Isla
Teachers: 72 
Uniforms required.
Student/Parent Orientation: Wednesday, August 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call school for details.

Lawton Chiles Middle School
8190 N.W. 197 Street 
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: 305-816-9101 
Fax: 305-816-9248
Principal: Nelson Izquierdo
Assistant principal: Wendy Forteza
Guidance counselor: Laura Lotito
Teachers: 40
Enrollment: 879
Uniforms required.
School website:
New Student/Parent Orientation: Saturday, August 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the auditorium.

Hialeah Gardens Middle School
11690 N.W. 92 Avenue 
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018
Phone: 305-817-0017 
Fax: 305-817-0018
Principal: Maritza Jimenez
Assistant principals: Niurka Davis, Francisco Serio, Evelyn Torres-McHale
Trust counselor: Jackie Garcia
Guidance counselors: Leticia Figueroa (6th - 7th), Arlene Pineda (7th - 8th)
Teachers: 96
Uniforms required.
School website:

American Senior High School 
18350 N.W. 67 Ave 
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: 305-557-3770 
Fax: 305-828-3771
Principal: Francisco Garnica
Assistant principals: Jodie Jove, Marieyola Batiste, Alex Gonzalez
Guidance counselors: Yixsi Quintana (12th), Yvette Constant (11th), Martha Ruiz (10th), and Rosemarie Scott-Gibbs (9th)
Teachers: 107
Uniforms required.
School website:
Student Orientations: Freshman - Saturday, August 20, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Sophomores - Saturday, August 27, 9 to 10 a.m., Juniors - Saturday, August 27, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Seniors - Tuesday, August 23, 6 to 7 p.m. All orientations will take place at the gym. 

Barbara Goleman Senior High School
14100 N.W. 89 Avenue 
Miami Lakes, FL 33018
Phone: 305-362-0676 
Fax: 305-827-0249
Principal: Joaquin Hernandez
Assistant principals: Lizette Hevia, Gisela Rodriguez, Roberto L. Inza
CAP advisor: Kelly Zaher
Guidance counselors: Elizabeth Pina and Raquel Blanco
Teachers: 86
Uniforms required.
School website:
Freshman Orientation: Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Magnet Freshman Orientation: Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High
7977 W. 12 Avenue 
Hialeah, FL 33014
Phone: 305-823-1330 
Fax: 305-362-4188
Principal: Eric Acosta
Trust counselor: Odalys Acosta
CAP advisor: Raquel Cruz
Guidance counselors: Randall Jones, Maritza Baez-Valladeperas and Eileen Padro
Teachers: 101
Uniforms required.
School website:
New Student Orientation: Wednesday, August 10 at 6 p.m. Uniforms will be available for purchase at orientation.

Miami Lakes Educational Center
5780 N.W. 158 Street 
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Phone: (305) 557-1100 
Fax: 305-557-7391
Principal: Lourdes Diaz
High School Vice Principal: Beatriz Sears
Assistant principals: Tammy Thomas and Michael Tandlich 
Adult Vocational vice principal: Beverly Carter-Remy
Assistant principals: Juan Gonzalez, Ana Varona, Scott Parker and Cassandra Green
Trust counselor: Lily Montpellier
High school guidance counselors: Claribel Feria, Javier Lasaga, Joy Davis
Adult vocational guidance counselors: Jackie Benjamin, Jennifer Lanzetta, Danielle Taylor, and Greg White
Uniforms required. New uniforms for this school year.
School website:

Hialeah Gardens Senior High
11700 Hialeah Gardens Blvd.
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018
Phone: 305-698-5000
Fax: 305-698-5001
Principal: Louis Algaze
Assistant principals: Andy Granados, Lesa Slocum, Lee Krueger, Edith Cimino
Trust counselor: Thomas Binder
Guidance counselors: Clark Leander, Maria Muñoz, Yvette Pino, Maria Mira
CAP advisor: Michelle Abesada
Teachers: 118
Enrollment: 2900
Uniforms required.
School website:
Freshman Orientation: Tuesday, August 16 at 6 p.m in the auditorium.

Monsignor Edward Pace High School
15600 N.W. 32 Avenue 
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Phone: 305-623-7223 
Fax: 305-521-0188
Principal: Ana Garcia
President: Fr. Paul Vuturo
Dean of Academics: Rebeca Bautista
Director of Guidance and Counseling: Carla Giberson
Guidance counselors: Melanie Otero and Ramon Rodriguez
Dean of Students: Samuel Lilly, Valarie Lloyd, Anthony Walker
Teachers: 55
Uniforms required.
School website:
Orientation: Spartan Experience for freshmen and transfer students on Monday, August 19 at 8 a.m.

Dade Christian School
6601 N.W. 167 Street 
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: 305-822-7690 
Fax: 305-826-4072
Principal of Schools: Douglas Flores
Uniforms required.
School website:
New Family Orientation: Get Acquainted Day on Friday, August 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mother of Our Redeemer Catholic School 
PK3 through 8th
8445 N.W. 186 Street 
Hialeah, FL 33015
Phone: 305-829-3988 
Fax: 305-829-3019
Principal: Ana Casariego
Teachers: 15
Enrollment: 200
Uniforms required.
Accepts VPK, School Readiness Program, and Step Up for Students Scholarship.
School website:
Student/Parent Orientation date: Thursday, September 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call school for details.

Our Lady of the Lakes
Pre-K through 8th
6600 Miami Lakeway North
Miami Lakes FL 33014
Phone: 305-362-5315 
Fax: 305-558-2631
Principal: Ricardo Briz
Assistant principal: Barbara Picazo
Teachers: 35
Uniforms required.
School website:
Parent Orientation: Friday, August 19, 9 a.m. to noon.

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