It’s back to school for more than 10,000 students in the Vineland Public School District as classes resumed on Tuesday for the start of the 2022-23 school year.
Despite the downpour that accompanied the morning arrivals there were plenty of happy faces as students hopped off buses and said goodbye to parents before venturing to their new classrooms. There were typical first-day bus delays as parents adjust to the new routine and drivers became familiar with their routes.
A workforce of nearly 2,000 was ready to greet the students from preschool to grade 12. While minor issues occurred with so many students in so many buildings, Superintendent Alfonso Llano was confident that staff and administration made every effort to resolve the issues quickly. Members of central administration visited many of the district’s 15 schools and will continue to do so for the rest of the week. Llano was accompanied by Board of Education member Dennis Rivera during this morning’s visits.
Teachers wasted no time getting their classes acclimated to their new schedules, with many jumping right into lessons after going over classroom rules and expectations.
“The students are ready and excited to be back,” Llano said. “I want to commend our entire staff for their hard work preparing for the opening of school. We hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and productive year.”
Parents and students can find all pertinent information on our district website, www.vineland.org and at the following links:
2022-23 school calendar: https://bit.ly/3etWpdD
Parent Portal: http://bit.ly/2lUQ13B
Food Service: https://bit.ly/3sqrhyk
Please click the following link to a gallery of photos from the first day: https://bit.ly/3CYCgq3
A short news piece is available on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/oO3STu54-QE