SCUSD welcomes families, students back to school

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Sacramento City Unified schools welcomed back families and students on Thursday — the first day of the 2015-16 year.

This year marked the first time in recent memory that SCUSD has started school before Labor Day, giving students and staff a jump on the months of learning ahead.

SCUSD’s official Sacramento Goes Back to School celebration was held at Hollywood Park Elementary School, where parents and kids were treated to an early morning red carpet bash.

The event kicks off a year of honoring SCUSD’s 76 neighborhood and specialty schools, campuses that have launched the dreams of Sacramento residents for generations.

“The first day of school is our district’s big debut and our students, parents, teachers and staff are the superstars of our production,” said Superintendent José L. Banda. “The event at Hollywood Park was our way of showing our appreciation for our community, an appreciation that begins on the first day of school.”