COLLEGE STATION, TX — This is a big week in the Brazos Valley as school districts and Texas A&M University all head back to school.
Tuesday marked the first day of school for College Station ISD students.
While some students are learning remotely, others like Caleb Schoeneck’s 6th grade daughter have been anxiously waiting to get back inside of a classroom.
“It was not hard to make the decision to send her back. She’s really just excited to be back in the building and be back with students and her teachers,” said Schoeneck.
Even during a pandemic, the Schoeneck's are keeping the tradition alive with the first day of school photo, but this year’s picture holds a little more significance, as it has been six months since children across the country have been to school.
“It’s not just the first day of school for like the new year, it’s like the first day back to school since COVID, so it’s really kind of like a big thing,” said Schoeneck.
Due to COVID-19, students and faculty are all wearing masks. The district says keeping students safe is a top priority for the staff welcoming back eager students.
“She loves school that much that she said if it means wearing a face mask, she was going to wear a face mask,” said Schoeneck.
With the excitement of the first day of school, faculty is reminding students to practice social distancing so they can continue to learn together.