With staggered start dates from August to the beginning of September, districts throughout Orange County are continuing to welcome students back into classrooms for in-person learning. And although school still looks a bit different, the hustle and bustle, excitement — and jitters — were ever present as educators, students and families kicked off the first day of the school year.
As with any new school year, the first day brings a mix of emotions and feelings, but based on social media posts shared by local schools and districts, the first day of the 2021-22 school year was full of smiles, celebrations and encouraging words to help make the transition back to the classroom a bit easier.
Here’s a sample of Instagram and Twitter posts from different campuses across the county.
OUSD had a wonderful first day of school, and I enjoyed visiting Taft, Prospect, Palmyra, and Cambridge where I saw excellent new principals, excited students a and incredibly prepared staff!! ?? pic.twitter.com/6wBerVSDtc