EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Sept. 1, Johnston’s kids returned to school amid a world in relative chaos. Masked and ready to learn, the youngsters said goodbye to nervous loved ones, and escaped to the peaceful confines of academia. No more distance learning meant a long-awaited return for many to the classrooms, and most of the town’s children were less nervous than their parents. The Johnston Sun Rise put out a request for First Day of School Photos, and we were overwhelmed with more than 50 submissions. Every single one deserves a spot in this week's print edition, but alas, there was not enough room. So, please, if you didn’t spot your favorite pupil on the pages of this week’s edition, do not fret. We will find space next week to run the rest. And if more arrive, we will find a place for them as well, even if it takes us several weeks. We called and you answered. And the Johnston Sun Rise thanks you all for your replies. In the meantime, check back here, for additions to our huge FIRST DAY photo gallery. And if you didn’t get your child’s First Day Photo to us yet, there’s still time. Email submissions to the editor at


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