Southold Elementary School principal Ellen O’Neill greeted students in the lobby after they arrived at around 8:30 a.m. on a rainy Tuesday morning.
There are 368 students enrolled at the K-6 school this year, Ms. O’Neill said, adding there are about 20 students in each class.
Top photo: Welcome desk teacher aide Christine Smith, center, and teacher assistant Jaclyn Jimenez help kindergarteners — Declan Michaelis and Esma Ilgin — off the bus. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Scroll down for more photos.
Principal Ellen O’Neill greeted students in the lobby.
Janet Reninoso arrives with her son Christopher, 6.
Teacher assistants Jaclyn Jimenez, left, and Pam Farmer greet kindergartener Mason Despres.
First day of school for these kindergartners.
Third grader Matt McGunnigle said he was very excited to return to school and couldn’t wait to see his friends and learn.
Teacher assistant Pam Farmer helps kindergarten students Jayden Mays-Dobbins (center) and Demario Rosa get to their classroom.
Fourth grade teacher Skip Munisteri waits for his students outside the school.
Fourth grade teacher Skip Munisteri, now in his 22nd year, gathers his class outside so they can all go inside together. ‘I start from the first day that we are a team — we all go in together,’ he said.
Kindergartner Maritza Fuentes-Olguin waits as her teacher Karen Krukowski talks with students.
Orchestra teacher Audrey Grathwohl (left), band director Rene Suprina (center) and custodian Drew Averette move a piano to the music room.
Students gathered in the lobby before entering into their classrooms.
Robert Bohn raced to the school to greet his son Hudson, 6, and hugged him after he got off the bus. ‘I can’t believe you are a first grader,’ Mr. Bohn told his son. ‘Aren’t you excited?’