By Thomas Gase
Dr. Seuss once wrote, “You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”
Monday in Vallejo hundreds of students began a climb up their mountain.
It was the first official day of school Monday in the Vallejo City Unified School District, which meant a time for students to walk excitedly to meet their new classmates, teachers, schedules, books, desks, playground and sometimes even – for kindergartners and high school freshmen – their new schools.
At Elmer Cave Language Academy in Vallejo, it was also a time for parents and guardians to walk their little ones to class for the first time. For Ben and Mary (declined to give last name) that meant walking their daughter Della to her kindergarten class.