It’s not every day that the Miami Heat mascot shows up at school

Students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties returned to school on Monday morning.

“So far all systems are a go,” said Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.


Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, left, greets Samuel Forbes, 5, right, as he and others are greeted with school supplies at Jesse J. McCrary Elementary in Miami, Florida, on Monday, August 21, 2017.


Renovated schools saw a surge in new students. More than 70 new students enrolled at Hialeah High in recent weeks.

Before kids got to work in their classrooms, there was some fun.

Jesse J. McCrary Elementary in Miami, Miami Heat mascot Burnie and members of the Xtreme squad greeted students and parents.

This report will be updated.