Welcome Back to the
 2013-2014 School Year

A few reminders and information:

  • School Supply lists are located on the HDE website
  • Uniforms are mandatory at HDE please check the website for uniform information
  • Kindergarten Orientation will take place Friday, August 16th at

 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria

  • New Student Orientation will take place Friday, August 16th at

10:30 a.m. in the cafeteria

  • Pre-Kindergarten Orientation will take place Friday, August 16th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Class Lists will be posted Friday, August 16th at 6 p.m. in the front of the school.    (school t-shirts will be available)
  • School Begins Monday, August 19th 
  • Pre-K – 1st grade 8:20 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
  • 2nd – 5th grade 8:35 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Please contact the school at 305-235-1412 if you have any additional  questions. 


Howard Drive students will become contributing members of society by becoming effective communicators, creative problem solvers, critical reflective thinkers, and self-directed lifelong learners, developing an understanding of rights and responsibilities leading to good citizenship, understanding and respecting individual differences and diversity among cultures.


The Howard Drive Elementary School staff, parents, and the community are committed to provide a supportive environment for each student by promoting a firm academic and technological foundation, including multicultural experiences, and by fostering intellectual, emotional, and social development.


Age Requirements:

  • Kindergarten - any child turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2012.

  • First Grade - any child turning 6 years old on or before September 1, 2012 who has successfully completed kindergarten or otherwise meets the criteria for admission or transfer.

All students attending school for the first time in Florida (Pre-K thru 12) must present:

  1. A Student Health Examination (HRS-H Form 3040) including proof of a tuberculin skin test, reading of test, and appropriate follow-up.
  2. A Certificate of Immunization (HRS Form 680)
  3. Proof of Age
  4. Verification of Residence
  5. Disclosure at Time of Registration (FM-5740ESH)

State of Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Health