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Rain Doesn't Dampen First Day of Irvington Schools

IRVINGTON, N.Y. – Even a steady rain couldn't mar the first day of school for Irvington students.

Parents and teachers at Dows Lane Elementary School used umbrellas to keep students and their first-day-of-school outfits dry. Crossing guards and yellow buses could be seen driving throughout the village on Tuesday morning after a three-month hiatus.

Tuesday marked the first day of school for all grades in the Irvington Free Union School District.

“Welcome back!” the school district said in a letter to students and parents. “We certainly hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer!”

Kindergarten students stayed at school from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Middle School students in grades 7 and 8 were dismissed early at 1 p.m.

Kindergarten students will continue to have 11:30 a.m. early dismissals until Friday.

This year marks the first for new interim superintendent Robert Roelle as well. Roelle took office in August, replacing Kathleen Matusiak. Matusiak had served as superintendent for seven years.

In a letter to the community, Roelle said he was looking forward to the new school year.

“A new school year is always an exciting time for students, teachers and school administrators,” he said. “There will always be the challenges of financing schools and fulfilling State mandates, yet, we begin this year optimistic that all our children will be served well in our schools.”

Irvington Parents: How did the rain affect the first day of school for your kids?

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