Carla Nesbitt, left, hugs her daughter, Ana Reeves, as Ana arrives for fifth grade and is greeted by Teacher Marnita Coenraad on the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Carla Nesbitt, left, hugs her daughter, Ana Reeves, as Ana arrives for fifth grade and is greeted by Teacher Marnita Coenraad on the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: First Day of School 2019

School’s in session.

Students arrive for the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School, Floyd Dryden Middle School and Thunder Mountain High School in the Juneau School District on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.


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Elizabeth Pisel-Davis, Principal of Riverbend Elementary School, helps students arriving for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Elizabeth Pisel-Davis, Principal of Riverbend Elementary School, helps students arriving for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ariyah Allen, holds hands with her mother, Odette, after arriving for the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ariyah Allen, holds hands with her mother, Odette, after arriving for the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sixth grade Social Studies Teacher Janet Lopez introduces herself to students arriving for the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sixth grade Social Studies Teacher Janet Lopez introduces herself to students arriving for the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sixth grade Language Arts Teacher Rachelle Grossardt waves to students arriving for the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sixth grade Language Arts Teacher Rachelle Grossardt waves to students arriving for the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School Principal Dan Larson, left, and Juneau Police Department School Resource Officer John Cryderman watch students arriving on the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School Principal Dan Larson, left, and Juneau Police Department School Resource Officer John Cryderman watch students arriving on the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fifth-grader Gage Keller, takes a picture of his brother Gary arriving for second grade with their mother, Lisa, on the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fifth-grader Gage Keller, takes a picture of his brother Gary arriving for second grade with their mother, Lisa, on the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Nghiem Tran, left, watches as his son, William, arrives for second grade and is greeted by Music Teacher Rebecca Ricker on the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Nghiem Tran, left, watches as his son, William, arrives for second grade and is greeted by Music Teacher Rebecca Ricker on the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

School Counselor Noelle Blanc, left, and Physical Education Teacher Scott May greets students arriving for the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

School Counselor Noelle Blanc, left, and Physical Education Teacher Scott May greets students arriving for the first day of school at Riverbend Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Teachers, parents and students gather at of Riverbend Elementary School on the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Teachers, parents and students gather at of Riverbend Elementary School on the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Principal Jim Thompson greets students on the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Principal Jim Thompson greets students on the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Students head for their classrooms on the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Students head for their classrooms on the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Students pick up their schedules after arriving for the first day of school at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Students pick up their schedules after arriving for the first day of school at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Junior James Hodges studies his schedule after arriving for the first day of school at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Junior James Hodges studies his schedule after arriving for the first day of school at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Freshman Jetta Hosiner, right, and Freshman Taren Wright hug as Freshman Kelsi Sell, left, looks on after arriving for the first day of school at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Freshman Jetta Hosiner, right, and Freshman Taren Wright hug as Freshman Kelsi Sell, left, looks on after arriving for the first day of school at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Principal Jim Thompson greets eight-grader Dalton Bell on the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Principal Jim Thompson greets eight-grader Dalton Bell on the first day of school at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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