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Newsletter for Okeeheelee Families

Welcome Back 2022

I am excited to welcome you to Okeeheelee! We have been working extra hard this summer to get everything ready for the students return on August 10. The most important thing to remember is that we are here for your children. Middle school is our specialty and we have an excellent team ready and waiting to help your child navigate the middle school years.


Mrs. Morales, Principal

First Day of School: August 10th

  • August 10th is the first day of school for all students.
  • Supervision is provided starting at 9:00am.
  • Students will report to "Zero Hour" at 9:30am.
  • Signs will be posted around school with the location of the zero hour (alpha according to grade).
  • All students will receive their class schedule during zero hour.
  • Don't worry, we will help your child find their designated room!

6th Grade Orientation

Join us on August 5th at 6:30 pm for the new student orientation. Students will get an introduction to the school and staff. We can't wait to meet you!

2021-2022 Uniform Dress Code

Take a moment to review the updated Uniform Dress Code. Feel free to contact us with any questions at okeeheeleems@palmbeachschools.org


Okeeheelee After School program takes place from 4:05-5:15 on Mondays - Thursdays and starts on Monday, August 30th . In this program we offer a safe, constructive atmosphere for students to stay after school and to participate in an awesome range of activities including homework help, computers, outside activities, and a game room. Because we are a Title 1 school, the after school program is offered free of charge to parents as long as the student is registered. Registration forms will be available starting August 16th via the school's website.

Breakfast and Lunch: FREE for ALL STUDENTS

No Lunchbox Required! Free breakfast and lunch is available for all students!

Bus Riders Must “Register Your Ride”

The School District of Palm Beach County requires that all students who will be using bus transportation for the 2021-2022 school year, register with the Transportation Department.

The Register Your Ride portal will open on Monday, July 12. Parents and guardians must complete a brief registration to ensure their child is assigned to a bus. The child must have a student ID to use when registering.

Bus stops will only be available within the Choice Transportation Zone for each school, and additional stops will not be created. Visit the Choice Transportation Zones webpage to select the relevant school and view maps. Facial coverings are optional on school buses for the 2021-2022 school year, and social distancing is encouraged at bus stops.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be viewed on the Transportation FAQ website. Other useful information is available on the Register Your Ride page. For additional assistance, contact the Transportation Call Center at (561) 357-1110.


  • Chromebooks will be distributed to students during the first week of school.
  • All students should have a working Chromebook.
  • Students experiencing issues with their Chromebook should notify the grade level office.

Clubs and Sports Return!

We are very excited to announce the full return of clubs and sports this school year. Information about clubs and sports will be shared during morning and afternoon announcements, flyers posted around school and on the school calendar (available on our website).

Download the District App

Everything you want to know about your child’s school experience can now be found anytime, in one convenient place. The School District of Palm Beach County's mobile app can access a variety of information such as the District’s approved calendar.

It also includes the ability to make school payments or get push notifications containing important news.

Parents can see their child’s scheduled school lunch menu with pictures and nutritional values, sign up for Free and Reduced Lunch meal plans, and check account balances.

Additionally, parents can locate their assigned bus route and get directions using a Google Map that shows all of the District schools.

Download the app in Google Play or in the iTunes App Store. Search for School District of Palm Beach County in either store.

Download the FortifyFL App

In collaboration with the state of Florida, the School District of Palm Beach County is rolling out one more way to keep your children safe at school.

Students, parents, community members, and School District staff are encouraged to download the FortifyFL app. FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

Making a threat on social media is a crime and is considered a second-degree felony in Florida. Threats made toward schools, regardless of the severity of the threat, will be taken seriously by authorities.

The app is quick and easy to navigate. Users can provide a description of the threat, as well as share pictures and videos all while remaining anonymous. Tips are reported to school administrators, school police, local law enforcement and state investigators.

Tips are monitored 24 hours a day and in some cases, School Police are handling the situation in the middle of the night.

Guiding Document for 2021-2022

Click on this link for the District's 2021-2022 Back to School Guiding Document from the School District of Palm Beach County. Communications will adjust the document as information is updated.
  • All incoming 7th graders must have a physical that was completed on August 10, 2020 or later!
  • Immunizations are required for all 7th grade students.
  • Please submit to the 7th grade office ASAP
  • For more information, please visit the District's School Entry Health Requirements page.

School Supplies

Students will receive school supply list from each teacher during the first week of school. Students just need to bring a pen/pencil, folder and paper to write on.

Shared Values

The Okeeheelee Middle School community shares three core values:

  1. RESPECT EVERYONE: Treat everyone the way you want them to treat you.
  2. BE RESPONSIBLE: You are responsible for your own actions.
  3. YOU ARE PART OF A COMMUNITY: Your actions impact others around you.

SIS Gateway

Register now for the Student Information System Gateway for Parents. This tool provides timely access to your child's information including schedule, grades, attendance and other information. SIS Gateway Promo: https://youtu.be/TGJEU9hSGrY

You can even install the app on your phone!

Student Uniform Shirt Sales

School Uniforms on now on sale!

  • Please bring a copy of the order form with you. If you can not, you can also pick one up at the front of school during check-in.
  • Make checks payable to Okeeheelee Middle School.
  • If you are paying in cash, exact change only.
  • Due to CDC guidelines, there no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final (make sure shirt sizes are ordered correctly).

Monday 7/19 - Thursday 7/29

  • Uniform sales are from 9 - 12 pm and 1 - 3 pm Monday - Thursday
  • NO SALES on Thursday 7/22 & Monday 7/26
  • Special Days:
    • July 27 - 6th Grade
    • July 28 - 7th Grade
    • July 29 - 8th Grade

Monday 8/2 - Monday 8/9

  • Uniform sales are from 9 - 12 pm and 1 - 3 pm Monday - Friday
  • Monday 8/2 - CLOSED
  • Wednesday 8/4 from 1 - 3 pm only
  • Monday 8/9 from 9 - 12 pm only

Beginning Wednesday 8/11

  • T-shirts and book bags will be on sale from 9 - 3:30 from the 6th grade office.

If you have any questions, please contact the school at 561-434-3200 or email us at okeeheeleems@palmbeachschools.org

Visit the OMS Website!

Check the Okeeheelee Middle School Website periodically for important information, school related events and updates. You can also see our school calendar. This calendar includes school specific events.

Who to Turn To:

All questions or concerns should be directed to the appropriate grade level office.

6th Grade Office: Phone 561-434-3262

Assistant Principal: Ms. Livingston

Email: terri.livingston@palmbeachschools.org

School Counselor: Ms. Betancourt

Email: guadalupe.betancourt@palmbeachschools.org

Office Secretary: Mrs. Francisco

Email: jaquelinne.gonzalezpedraza@palmbeachschools.org

7th Grade Office: Phone 561-434-3203

Assistant Principal: Mr. Argain

Email: frank.argain@palmbeachschools.org

School Counselor: Mrs. Velazquez

Email: melanie.velazquez@palmbeachschools.org

Office Secretary: Mrs. Walker

Email: janira.walker@palmbeachschools.org

8th Grade Office: Phone 561-434-3216

Assistant Principal: Mr. Stewart

Email: Dwight.stewart@palmbeachschools.org

School Counselor: Ms. Padron

Email: luisa.padron@palmbeachschools.org

Office Secretary: Mrs. Estrella

Email: beatriz.estrella@palmbeachschools.org

ESOL Coordinator: Mrs. Moreira

Phone: 561-434-3236

Email: carmen.moreira@palmbeachschools.org

ISA Coordinator: Mr. Montero

Phone: 561-969-5723

Email: Jorge.monteromorales@palmbeachschools.org

ESE Coordinator: Ms. Menor

Phone: 561-434-3258

Email: sara.menor@palmbeachschools.org