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ROCK HALL — Kent County Public Schools has opened its doors to students for the start of the 2022-23 school year.

Aug. 29 was the first day for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, sixth-graders and ninth-graders. 

On Aug. 30, seventh- and eighth-graders were back at the middle school and 10th-12th graders started at the high school.

Pre-kindergarten students had their very first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Freshmen make their way from the buses to the auditorium Monday, Aug. 29 for the first day of their next four years at Kent County High School.
Freshmen make their way from the buses to the auditorium Monday, Aug. 29 for the first day of their next four years at Kent County High School.
 
Kent County High School Principal Kris Hemstetter greets freshmen Monday, Aug. 29 in the auditorium.
Kent County High School Principal Kris Hemstetter greets freshmen Monday, Aug. 29 in the auditorium.   
 
Kent County High School Principal Kris Hemstetter greets freshmen Monday, Aug. 29 in the auditorium.
Kent County High School Principal Kris Hemstetter greets freshmen Monday, Aug. 29 in the auditorium.   
 
Teachers make their way to their classrooms after an assembly welcoming the Class of 2026 to their first day at Kent County High School.
Teachers make their way to their classrooms after an assembly welcoming the Class of 2026 to their first day at Kent County High School.
 
Kent County High School Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow speaks with freshmen during an assembly.
Kent County High School Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow speaks with freshmen during an assembly.
 
Angeline Rivello, assistant principal, and Mariah Warren, attendance secretary, talk to students about expectations on the first day for freshmen at Kent County High School.
Angeline Rivello, assistant principal, and Mariah Warren, attendance secretary, talk to students about expectations on the first day for freshmen at Kent County High School.
 
From left, Nicole Boyce, Jessica Clough and Maureen Ranville greet families at the doors of H.H. Garnet Elementary School Monday morning, Aug. 29.
From left, Nicole Boyce, Jessica Clough and Maureen Ranville greet families at the doors of H.H. Garnet Elementary School Monday morning, Aug. 29.
 
Sherrilyn Jones directs bus riders inside H.H. Garnet Elementary School.
Sherrilyn Jones directs bus riders inside H.H. Garnet Elementary School.
 
A student stops Monday, Aug. 29 to share a story about her summer with H.H. Garnet Elementary School Principal Brenda Rose.
A student stops Monday, Aug. 29 to share a story about her summer with H.H. Garnet Elementary School Principal Brenda Rose.
 
The doors at H.H. Garnet Elementary School open for the start of the 2022-23 school year Monday morning, Aug. 29.
The doors at H.H. Garnet Elementary School open for the start of the 2022-23 school year Monday morning, Aug. 29.
 
Kent County High School's administrative team of, from left, Principal Kris Hemstetter, Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow and Assistant Principal Angeline Rivello open Monday, Aug. 29 talking to freshmen in the auditorium. Monday was the first day back at the high school for ninth-graders only; sophomores, juniors and seniors returned to school on Tuesday.
Kent County High School's administrative team of, from left, Principal Kris Hemstetter, Assistant Principal Aaron Pretlow and Assistant Principal Angeline Rivello open Monday, Aug. 29 talking to freshmen in the auditorium. Monday was the first day back at the high school for ninth-graders only; sophomores, juniors and seniors returned to school on Tuesday.
 Students enjoy recess on the playground at Galena Elementary School Monday, Aug. 29.
Students enjoy recess on the playground at Galena Elementary School Monday, Aug. 29.
 
Art teacher Aimee Boumiea checks the class list at Galena Elementary School.
Art teacher Aimee Boumiea checks the class list at Galena Elementary School.
 
Anne Marie Llewellyn reads to students in Galena Elementary School's media center Monday, Aug. 29.
Anne Marie Llewellyn reads to students in Galena Elementary School's media center Monday, Aug. 29.
 
Rock Hall Elementary School Principal Gillian Spero enjoys a visit by Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent of Kent County Public Schools, Monday afternoon, Aug. 29.
Rock Hall Elementary School Principal Gillian Spero enjoys a visit by Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent of Kent County Public Schools, Monday afternoon, Aug. 29.
 
Students gather around teacher Mary Elizabeth Nickerson at Rock Hall Elementary School.
Students gather around teacher Mary Elizabeth Nickerson at Rock Hall Elementary School.

Bill Receski guides a pair of Rock Hall Elementary Schoolers through the cafeteria. Bill Receski guides a pair of Rock Hall Elementary Schoolers through the cafeteria.
 
Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Lloyd, right, passes out composition books to her students Monday afternoon, Aug. 29.
Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Lloyd, right, passes out composition books to her students Monday afternoon, Aug. 29.
 
Kent County Middle School Assistant Principal Rondell Sorrell greets students as they exit the bus Tuesday, Aug. 30. Students in all grades were back in the school Tuesday, while only sixth-graders reported to the building on Monday.
Kent County Middle School Assistant Principal Rondell Sorrell greets students as they exit the bus Tuesday, Aug. 30. Students in all grades were back in the school Tuesday, while only sixth-graders reported to the building on Monday.
 
Art teacher Janet McCormick welcomes students back to Kent County Middle School Tuesday morning, Aug. 30.
Art teacher Janet McCormick welcomes students back to Kent County Middle School Tuesday morning, Aug. 30.
 
The hallways in Kent County Middle School were filled with students making their way to classes Tuesday morning, Aug. 30. It was the first day back for seventh- and eighth-graders; sixth-graders started school on Monday.
The hallways in Kent County Middle School were filled with students making their way to classes Tuesday morning, Aug. 30. It was the first day back for seventh- and eighth-graders; sixth-graders started school on Monday.
 
Teacher Roberto Copeland helps students with their lockers at Kent County Middle School.Teacher Roberto Copeland helps students with their lockers at Kent County Middle School.
 

Students sit at their desks in Jim Beck's class at Kent County Middle School Tuesday morning, Aug. 30.Students sit at their desks in Jim Beck's class at Kent County Middle School Tuesday morning, Aug. 30.
 
Sara Moore, left, family/community liaison, and Anna Baker Farragher, physical education teacher, give students a big welcome Tuesday morning, Aug. 30 at Kent County Middle School.
Sara Moore, left, family/community liaison, and Anna Baker Farragher, physical education teacher, give students a big welcome Tuesday morning, Aug. 30 at Kent County Middle School.   
 
Galena Elementary School guidance counselor Camy Gerstung, left, and Tracey Williams, Kent County Public Schools supervisor of secondary education and student services, pose for a photo outside the school Monday morning, Aug. 29.
Galena Elementary School guidance counselor Camy Gerstung, left, and Tracey Williams, Kent County Public Schools supervisor of secondary education and student services, pose for a photo outside the school Monday morning, Aug. 29. 

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