Stepping into the First Day of School

First day of third grade.


All across New York City school bells once again rang, marking the start of another year of education on September 7th. Groggy elementary children and high school teens rubbed their eyes as they entered their school buses, or for some mass transit, in their crisp new uniforms—ready to learn.

SELC has inquisitive students.

Five local schools started their classes in the Spring Creek Towers (SCT) community: Starrett Early Learning Center (SELC), Abe Stark Primary School (PS) 346, Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA) VIII, Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364, and Be’er Hagolah.

Be’er Hagolah students are ready to be back in school.

Beneath the orange hues of daybreak, the children met with their teachers giving one last kiss goodbye to their parents. Some excitedly ran to their friends with open arms as they embraced for what seemed like an endless summer, others begrudgingly dragg-ed their feet as they entered their schools.

Photos by Amanda Moses

Amanda Moses