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First Day of School

Kathleen Tartarini, a 4th grade teacher at Sewell-Anderson Elementary School in Lynn, helps her class connect to Schoology, a learning management system, during the first day of remote classes on Wednesday.

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Kathleen Tartarini, a 4th grade teacher at Sewell-Anderson Elementary School in Lynn, helps her class connect to Schoology, a learning management system, during the first day of remote classes on Wednesday.

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Sewell-Anderson Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Janet MacDonald, right, and paraprofessional Mary Martin, right, help Marleny Chavez register her son, Eddys, for kindergarten as Eddys, 5, and Maylin, 2, look on.

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Cristian Hidalgo, 5, of Lynn, plays on the fencing around Sewell-Anderson Elementary School in Lynn as his mother, Josephine Mayard, registers him for kindergarten on Wednesday.

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Mayra Colon, of Lynn, right, takes a photo of her daughter, Sophia, 5, after she was registered for Kindergarten at Sewell-Anderson Elementary School in Lynn on Wednesday, as student-teacher Meaghan Bettano looks on.

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KJ Brunet and his dad check in with Special Ed Department head Neal Ellis and Schoology trainer Scott Bragan at Fecteau-Leary Junior/Senior High School.

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Lynnfield Middle School sixth grader Ryan Sjoberg is all set go on the first day of school.

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From left, Grey, 9, Quinn, 10, and Bingham Palmer, 6, who are all new students at Johnson School, recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the school's flag raising ceremony on Wednesday.

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Johnson School Principal Kevin Andrews addresses a virtual crowd for the ceremonial flag raising at the school on Wednesday as brothers Grey, Quinn, and Bingham Palmer wait to recite the Pledge of Allegiance while Cath Sullivan, the school's adjustment councilor, holds a computer which was live-streaming the event.

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John School Facilities Manager Vinnie Gagliolo raises the flag during a ceremony to commemorate the first day of school on Thursday.

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Johnson School in Nahant holds a socially-distant flag raising ceremony to commemorate the start of classes on Wednesday.

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Johnson School Principal Kevin Andrews walks past cones which demonstrate proper social distancing in the hallways of the school.

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Johnson School kindergarten teacher Maddie Fodero holds a remote class on Wednesday.

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From left, Ally D'Eon, 17, her mom, Jenn, and her brother, Jake, 13, sit on computers in their Saugus home for the first day of remote school.

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Jake D’Eon, 13, sit on computer in his Saugus home for the first day of remote school.

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A young student gets accustomed to an outdoor learning space in Swampscott during the first day of school for the first cohort of high-needs students.

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Area schools experienced their first foray into the “new normal” Wednesday as they opened their doors — figuratively, in most cases — to students for the new year. For the most part, with a few exceptions, schools have not been open to students for any kind of formal learning since March 13, when the COVID-19…

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