First day of school photo roundup

Schools all over Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have been starting for the past week. Here is a roundup of photos from Arroyo Elementary School, Santa Susana High, Chaparral Elementary and Tierra Linda Elementary. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers READY FOR STUDENTS - Tierra Linda Elementary Principal Robert Waggoner opens the gate for students and parents to enter during the first day of school in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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READY FOR STUDENTS – Tierra Linda Elementary Principal Robert Waggoner opens the gate for students and parents to enter during the first day of school in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FIRST DAY - Kindergartner Malia Niegas, 5, holds up a sign as her father, Norm, snaps a photo on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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FIRST DAY – Kindergartner Malia Niegas, 5, holds up a sign as her father, Norm, snaps a photo on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FIRST DAY - Merry Miller-Gass holds onto her four-year-old son, Drake, before his first day of transitional kindergarten at Tierra Linda Elementary on Aug. 26.

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FIRST DAY – Merry Miller-Gass holds onto her four-year-old son, Drake, before his first day of transitional kindergarten at Tierra Linda Elementary on Aug. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WAITING TO ENTER - Parents and students wait for the gate to open on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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WAITING TO ENTER – Parents and students wait for the gate to open on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers ON THEIR WAY TO CLASS - Students and Parents stream through the gate on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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ON THEIR WAY TO CLASS – Students and Parents stream through the gate on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers READY FOR CLASS - Third grader Holly Sheep, 8, unpacks her backpack on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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READY FOR CLASS – Third grader Holly Sheep, 8, unpacks her backpack on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HUGS - Rachael Jordan hugs her four-year-old son, Liam Fleming, on his first day of transitional kindergarten at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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HUGS – Rachael Jordan hugs her four-year-old son, Liam Fleming, on his first day of transitional kindergarten at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FIRST DAY - Transitional kindergartners prepare to walk to class on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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FIRST DAY – Transitional kindergartners prepare to walk to class on the first day of school at Tierra Linda Elementary in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers THAT'S MY CLASS - Desiray Smolen, left, watches as her son, Isaiah, 7, points out his second grade class before the start of school at Arroyo Elementary in Simi Valley on Aug. 17.

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THAT’S MY CLASS – Desiray Smolen, left, watches as her son, Isaiah, 7, points out his second grade class before the start of school at Arroyo Elementary in Simi Valley on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers NEW SCHOOL NEW YEAR - Former Abraham Lincoln Elementary teacher Terri Field hugs former student Andres Guillen on the first day of class at Arroyo Elementary School in Simi Valley on Aug. 17. Field is a second and third grade teacher at Arroyo and Guillen started fourth grade on Monday.

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NEW SCHOOL NEW YEAR – Former Abraham Lincoln Elementary teacher Terri Field hugs former student Andres Guillen on the first day of class at Arroyo Elementary School in Simi Valley on Aug. 17. Field is a second and third grade teacher at Arroyo and Guillen started fourth grade on Monday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FIRST DAY - Rich Vitolo walks his daughter, Melrose, 5, to kindergarten at Arroyo Elementary in Simi Valley on Aug. 17.

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FIRST DAY – Rich Vitolo walks his daughter, Melrose, 5, to kindergarten at Arroyo Elementary in Simi Valley on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers GETTING RIGHT INTO IT - Kids play on the equipment before the start of school at Arroyo Elementary in Simi Valley on Aug. 17.

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GETTING RIGHT INTO IT – Kids play on the equipment before the start of school at Arroyo Elementary in Simi Valley on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers SCHOOL STARTS - Debbie Williams, right, walks her fourth grade class to her room on the first day of school at Arroyo Elementary in Simi Valley on Aug. 17.

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SCHOOL STARTS – Debbie Williams, right, walks her fourth grade class to her room on the first day of school at Arroyo Elementary in Simi Valley on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HANGING OUT - Camila Martinez, left, and Ashley Merchan sit under a tree at Santa Susana High School following their first day of school as freshman.

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HANGING OUT – Camila Martinez, left, and Ashley Merchan sit under a tree at Santa Susana High School following their first day of school as freshman.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers NEW YEAR - Students hang out on the lawn following the first day of class at Santa Susana High School on Aug. 17.

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NEW YEAR – Students hang out on the lawn following the first day of class at Santa Susana High School on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers "WELCOME BACK" - Junior Kevin Pauls walks by a wall at Santa Susana High School with welcome messages for students during the first day of class on Aug. 17.

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“WELCOME BACK” – Junior Kevin Pauls walks by a wall at Santa Susana High School with welcome messages for students during the first day of class on Aug. 17.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FIRST DAY - Shlomi Partush and his son, Elai, 7, arrive early for the start of school at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas on Aug. 19. Elai will be starting second grade.

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FIRST DAY – Shlomi Partush and his son, Elai, 7, arrive early for the start of school at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas on Aug. 19. Elai will be starting second grade.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers BACK TO SCHOOL - Kids laugh and talk before class during the first day of school at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas on Aug. 19.

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BACK TO SCHOOL – Kids laugh and talk before class during the first day of school at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas on Aug. 19.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers NEW KIDS, NEW NAMES - Third grade teacher Linda Yollis writes down names of her new students during the first day of school at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas on Aug. 19.

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NEW KIDS, NEW NAMES – Third grade teacher Linda Yollis writes down names of her new students during the first day of school at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas on Aug. 19.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FIRST DAY - Fifth grader Sahan Ganewatte, left, receives a quick kiss on the check from his mother, Arvni, during the first day of school at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas on Aug. 19.

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FIRST DAY – Fifth grader Sahan Ganewatte, left, receives a quick kiss on the check from his mother, Arvni, during the first day of school at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas on Aug. 19.

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