MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s nearly time for students across South Florida to head back to school.READ MORE: Attorney: Parkland School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre
Miami Kids Magazine did their part to help kids get ready with a back to school event at Sunset Place.
There were free eye exams and free school supplies provided to students.
Also, donations of money and supplies were collected for schools and students in need.READ MORE: Parkland Survivor David Hogg On Potential Guilty Plea: 'It's Horrific That Our Community Has To Continue Going Through This'
Miami-Dade School’s Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was a guest of honor.
He’s challenging more than just students this upcoming year.
“I’m also asking parents to do their part,” Carvalho said. “We are ready to teach kids hours of reading, writing and arithmetic. Parents, help us out. Teach and talk to kids between now and August 20th about respect, responsibility and restrained living.”
Miami-Dade County public school kids begin classes on August 20.MORE NEWS: Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty In BSO Jail Guard Attack
Children in Broward County return to school on August 15.