Ava D’Arduini, left, and Gabriella Mendolia rushed to greet each other on their first day of school in Franklin Square.
The Blattberg family was ready for school on the first day.
Miss Cutrone gives kindergartner Aaron Dito his name tag at Polk Avenue.
Principal Gil Torossian greets Rebecca Sunny on her first day back.
Dad, Chris Muhammad waited for son Khalil and daughter Courtney to get off the bus and head off into Dutch Broadway School.
Sherese Arne, a 6th grader, and Jaden Frederique, a 1st grader, headed into school in Elmont.
Schools across Franklin Square and Elmont opened their doors for the 2012-13 school year on Sept. 5. Students packed up their backpacks and laced up their shoes to head back to school or for some, to start it for the first time.
Students in the Sewanhaka Central High School District had one less day off summer as they headed back to school on Sept. 4.