Saugus Union students return to school
Karen Bonnette, left, smiles as her new third grade students walk into their classroom at Bridgeport Elementary on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
By Christina Cox
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

With new backpacks and big smiles, students in the Saugus Union School District headed back to school Wednesday.

The morning marked the first day of school for the district and for the Santa Clarita Valley.

“This is always an exciting time for us,” Superintendent Joan Lucid said in a statement. “The first day of school sets a fabulous tone for the rest of the school year.  It allows the students to begin a routine that will lead them down a path of success while still giving them the comfort of ‘coming home.’”

Bridgeport Elementary students walk with their parents to their classrooms on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Students in the elementary school district were excited to return to class, as they greeted friends and hugged teachers.

The day was also preceded by “Back to School Night,” held from Monday to Wednesday at all 15 schools, which allowed parents and students to get acquainted with the campus and teachers.

“We are eager to start the year,” President of the Governing Board David Powell said in a statement. “Our teachers, administrators, maintenance, facilities and technology staffs have been working so hard over the summer to make our campuses ready for a new school year.  We can’t wait for the students to benefit from this hard work.”

To purchase photos for the first day of school at Bridgeport Elementary School visit: https://signalscv.smugmug.com/FEATURES/Aug-9-2017-Bridgeport-Elementary-First-Day-of-School/ 

Third grade students in Marine Freibrun’s class give their new teacher a high-five as they head into the classroom on the first day of school at Bridgeport Elementary on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Bridgeport Elementary students walk to their classrooms on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Bridgeport Elementary students crowd into the gate at 7:50 a.m. on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Third grade teacher Karen Bonnette hugs former student Annika Puno, 9, on the first day of school at Bridgeport Elementary on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Bridgeport Elementary students walk to their classrooms on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Christian B., 7, and his father Theo, play tether ball before the bell rings at Bridgeport Elementary on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Bridgeport Elementary students walk to their classrooms on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

Karen Bonnette, left, smiles as her new third grade students walk into their classroom at Bridgeport Elementary on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Saugus Union students return to school

With new backpacks and big smiles, students in the Saugus Union School District headed back to school Wednesday.

The morning marked the first day of school for the district and for the Santa Clarita Valley.

“This is always an exciting time for us,” Superintendent Joan Lucid said in a statement. “The first day of school sets a fabulous tone for the rest of the school year.  It allows the students to begin a routine that will lead them down a path of success while still giving them the comfort of ‘coming home.’”

Bridgeport Elementary students walk with their parents to their classrooms on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Students in the elementary school district were excited to return to class, as they greeted friends and hugged teachers.

The day was also preceded by “Back to School Night,” held from Monday to Wednesday at all 15 schools, which allowed parents and students to get acquainted with the campus and teachers.

“We are eager to start the year,” President of the Governing Board David Powell said in a statement. “Our teachers, administrators, maintenance, facilities and technology staffs have been working so hard over the summer to make our campuses ready for a new school year.  We can’t wait for the students to benefit from this hard work.”

To purchase photos for the first day of school at Bridgeport Elementary School visit: https://signalscv.smugmug.com/FEATURES/Aug-9-2017-Bridgeport-Elementary-First-Day-of-School/ 

Third grade students in Marine Freibrun’s class give their new teacher a high-five as they head into the classroom on the first day of school at Bridgeport Elementary on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Bridgeport Elementary students walk to their classrooms on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Bridgeport Elementary students crowd into the gate at 7:50 a.m. on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Third grade teacher Karen Bonnette hugs former student Annika Puno, 9, on the first day of school at Bridgeport Elementary on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Bridgeport Elementary students walk to their classrooms on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Christian B., 7, and his father Theo, play tether ball before the bell rings at Bridgeport Elementary on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Bridgeport Elementary students walk to their classrooms on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.