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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ready or not, school starts Sept. 6

And so it begins – the 2016-17 school year is now in session. It’s the last time Fairfax County Public Schools will start after Labor Day. Next year, school will start Aug. 28.


Superintendent Karen Garza made an appearance at Holmes Middle School, one of four sites she visited on the first day of school. Left to right: School board member Ryan McElveen (at large); Jay Pearson, executive principal, Region II; Holmes Principal Margaret Barnes; Garza; school board Chair Sandy Evans (Mason); and school board member Ilryong Moon (at large). [Julie Strandlie]

Among the many students heading to school Sept. 6 was kindergartner Griffin Longo (left), boarding the bus for the first time to Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, as his sister, a preschooler, sees him off. [Jeffrey Longo]

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