FAIRFIELD — The first day of school is all about new beginnings. That was especially true Wednesday at Grange Middle School.
Fairfield-Suisun schools opened, with more than 20,000 children expected to attend classes. Vacaville schools begin their academic year Thursday.
Aside from the usual batch of incoming students Wednesday, Grange welcomed 12 new teachers and a host of children who were attending the school for the first time after Sullivan Middle School closed earlier this year. Throw in a new assistant principal and there was a lot of learning going on before the first bell.
Children and parents alike navigated the courtyard just inside the gates, looking to match school schedules with corresponding buildings. Bus drivers with new routes wondered aloud if they were where they were supposed to be. Standing among them all was Principal Christine Harrison, who between hugging students, was busy ushering the wanderers.