Gardiners Avenue Elementary School students gathered at the first day of school photo stations on the front lawn on Sept. 2.
The Levittown School District opened for the start of the 2021-2022 school year on Sept. 2. Administrators, teachers and staff welcomed back approximately 7,000 students at the two high schools, two middle schools and six elementary schools.
"The beginning of a new school year fills us with hope," Superintendent Dr. Tonie McDonald said. "New books, new pencils and new classrooms symbolize renewal, growth and excitement of what is to come. Whether it be learning in the classroom, scoring a goal on the athletic field or performing on our stages, we hope that all of our children feel a connection to our schools."
Outside of the elementary schools, parents snapped lots of photos before students went inside to meet their teachers and unpack their new supplies. At Jonas Salk Middle School, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder held a meet and greet with sixth graders.
Gardiners Avenue kindergartners were excited for the beginning of their 13-year educational journey in Levittown.
Fifth graders celebrated their final first day at Northside Elementary School.
Several second graders at Northside wore special shirts for the first day of school.
Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder spoke with Salk sixth graders.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran greeted sixth graders at Jonas Salk Middle School and led them in the Pledge of Allegiance.