Smithtown Central School District welcomed back students and staff on Sept. 8 for the official start of 2020-2021 school year. As the buses pulled into the schools, staff and administrators were on hand to greet the students.
While the school day may look a bit different, students were eager to learn and settle into their new routines. Kindergarten students had the opportunity to explore their new buildings, as did the sixth and ninth grade students who moved up this year. Faculty members, staff and administrators guided the students through the schools and helped ease any first-day fears.
For many students, their first time back in the buildings since March was the perfect chance to reconnect with friends and classmates. By the end of the school day – whether virtually or in-person – students were poised for a successful year ahead.