First Day of School
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Photo Gallery:: La Cañada students back to classes

Second grader Paulina Lopez, 7, poses with her godmother Crystal Chavez in front of a Welcome Back sign on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School on Thursday.

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Daniel Washburn gives his daughter Samantha a kiss just before sending her into her kindergarten classroom on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School.

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Fourth grader Blake Paulson gives first-year principal Carrie Hetzel a hug on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School. Hetzel was assistant principal the last two years and has been with the district for more than 20 years.

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Kindergartener Sadie Russell poses with first-year principal Carrie Hetzel on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary.

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Students and parents loaded with school supplies arrive on the first day of school.

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Crossing guard Mario Bocanegra helps parents and students at the crosswalk on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary.

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A boy arrives with a flower for his teacher.

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Parents snap photos of their children on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary.

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Natascha Gundersen takes a photo of her children, from left, Siena, Tucker and Kai on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary.

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Spanish teacher Katherine Hurley arrives to school with her fourth grader niece Ava Neiberger.

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Adults as well as children carried boxes of school supplies on the first day of school.

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A parent properly drops off her student curbside on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School.

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Second grader Eden Kingston gives her former and first grade teacher Rachel Harter on the first day of school at Palm Crest Elementary School.

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Parents and students stream out of the school after classes on the first day of school at Palm Crest Elementary School.

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Emily Phifer, left, hugs her first grade daughter Lucia Phifer after classes.

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Students stream out of the school after classes on the first day of school.

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Principal Karen Hurley poses with first graders Katie Byrnes, rear left, Claire Reynolds, rear right, Caitlyn Hur, front left, and Lorentz Chen, front right, just before school ended.

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LCHS 7/8 teacher Christine Werner ushers a group of students into her first-period class Tuesday on the first day of school.

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A group of students carefully crosses traffic on Oak Grove Drive in order to make it to the first day of classes at La Cañada High School Tuesday.

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Eighth-graders Michelle Azari, left, Bianca Cugno, Abby Arellano and Eva Blanchard compare school schedules to see what classes they share on Tuesday, the first day of the 2018-19 school year at La Cañada Unified School District.

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Students rush to make it to first period at La Cañada High School on Tuesday, the first day of school.

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Danielle Murr-Pinsker, an eighth-grade English teacher at LCHS 7/8, passes out school schedules to students assembled on the football field Tuesday during the first day of school.

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La Cañada High School Assistant Principal Kip Glazer, center, helps a student figure out where to go for first period on the first day of the new school year.

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Students arrive, some alongside parents carrying school supplies, at La Cañada Elementary in La Cañada Flintridge on Friday. School began this week.

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School paraprofessional Sandi Smith helps a child with her school supplies and backpack, at La Cañada Elementary.

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Sheila Dunbar gives her fourth grader daughter Sienna a hug as they arrive at La Cañada Elementary.

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A boy jumps as he says goodbye to people inside the van he arrived in, at La Cañada Elementary.

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Parents and little siblings accompany students to class at La Canada Elementary in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. School began this week. (Raul Roa / La Cañada Valley Sun)

A boy jumps out of a vehicle arriving at La Cañada Elementary.

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Students arrive for class at La Cañada Elementary in La Cañada Flintridge on Friday.

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Joshua LoCiero, a third grader, arrives for his second day of classes at La Cañada Elementary. 

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