Miami Dade Education Informaton


After school program

  • Does your child need after school care? Y.M.C.A. – (305)357-4000


Health information


School Policy


Free and Reduced Lunch Applications‏

  • On-line Free and Reduced Meal Application in the Parent Portal is available for parents to complete electronically.
  • Instructions on how to access your free and reduced meal application are:
    1. Log-in to your Parent Portal.
    2. Click on the Free and Reduced Banner or on Service/Sites (left top side).
    3. Click on the Free and Reduced Meal Application.
    4. The Application will display.
  • If your child was on Free or Reduced Lunch last year, you still must complete an application for the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline for completion is September 20th. The sooner applications are completed the quicker they will be processed, which may avoid delays in the issuance of approved benefits.
  • Remember only one application is needed per household listing all students, or per foster child. Parents are responsible for payment of all meals until a meal application is processed and approved. Please remember that you can use PayPams which is located at
  • Parents are encouraged to complete the application on-line to expedite processing.
  • All students have received an application at the start of the new school year.

Information for Parents – Initial Entry Kindergarten Registration Procedures

Students entering Miami-Dade County Public School should be enrolled by a parent or guardian. Prior to attending a public school in Florida for the first time, all students (PK-12) must present the following:

  • A Student Health Examination (HD Form 3040), including proof of a tuberculin skin test, reading of the test, and appropriate follow-up
  • A Certificate of Immunization (HD Form 680)
  • Documentation showing proof of age- Birth Certificate
  • Approved documentation for proof of address FPL Bill/Warranty Deed or Properly Executed Original Lease
  • A completed Disclosure at Time of Registration form (FM-5740ESH)
The procedures for pre-registration of students currently enrolled are contained in the documents Elementary or Secondary Registration and Transmittal Procedures.
Please note that all registration is at the MLC main office.


Academic Information

Learning resource

The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service. Primarily designed for first grade, is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and second grade.