Backpacks ready by the front door. Lunches prepared and packed up. What's left to do before the bus arrives? Snap a first day of school picture, of course — and share them with us! (App users, click the link at the bottom to submit your photos.) Still need some gear and advice? Check out our back-to-school guide for trends, discounts, tips and more.
Justin's 1st day of school
Olivia Masi, 9 yrs old and her sister, Hannah, 7 yrs old of Freeport at their school, St. William the Abbot in Seaford.
Kayla headed back to Sea Cliff for First Grade
Milanya goes to pre-k
Brooke and Christian were waiting for the bus to come to their home in Bayport to take them to St. Mary's in East Islip for their first day back to school.
Carly Dileo of Sayville smiles excitedly for her first day of preschool!
Jack (9) and Riely (5) first day of 5th grade and kindergarten
Casey, age 12, getting on the bus heading to middle school.
Carmine Zaino First Day of First Grade at Vanderbilt Elementary School in Dix Hills NY
First day of school, 7th grade and 1st grade!
Azlynn & Braxton Lane of Selden, NY take on a new school! #lanetrain
Samantha , first day of 4th grade , Hicksville
May they always be this excited about school! Second grade and kindergarten here we come!
Aiden Flynn of Manhasset, 2nd Grade, Shelter Rock Elementary
Dylan waiting for bus, first day of kindergarten!!! #longwood schools
Olivia ready her first day of 4th grade at Pasadena Elementary school in Plainview
Joshua ready for the first day of school.
Alexander on his way into school, first grade! Bye, Grandma!
Josie on the first day of school 9/7/2017
Grady's first day of 1st Grade 2017
First day of school 2017 Marleigh-2nd grade & Madison-Kindergarden!
School Days: Ty (age 8) and Cade (age 6) Fichtl on their first day of school at Sea Cliff Elementary, entering 3rd grade and 1st grade, respectively.
Juliet Kier First Day of Kindergarten New Hyde Park Road School
Robert heading off to 1st grade 9/6/17! #sachemstrong
Isabella's first day of 2nd grade
Robert on his first day of kindergarten!
Brayden looking super excited about Kindergarten this morning!
Gabbie & Georgie first day of school
Shawn's First Day Of School.
First Day of School
Makayla B. starts her first day at Pre-K!
Luke's first day of Pre-K
First day of school. Christopher from east meadow
Dakota Macedonios' first day of Kindergarten. Westhampton Beach Elementary School
Amelia Moran, 8 from Garden City, NY. Her Dad, Michael had a funny take on the tradition Back to School Photo.
No tears for this first grader!
Gianella is ready for her first Day in Kindergarden
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St. William the Abbot in Seaford first day of School September 5, 2017. Olivia Masi 3rd Grade and Hannah Masi 2nd Grade.
Kate Gebhardt of Glen Cove returns to Gribbin Elementary School as a 2nd Grader. ?
Daniella starts fourth grade at St Marys Manhasset.
Darius, on his first day of 2nd grade at Park Ave School
Daniel Ciccone, 2nd grade Shelter Rock Elementary School, Manhasset, N.Y.
Giuliana G. on her first day of first grade!
Best friends starting their first day of fourth and second grade at Michael F. Stokes Elementary in Levittown.
These best friends are starting their first day of 6th grade at Island Trees Memorial Middle School in Levittown.
Dylan and Kerin - First day of school when they started kindergarten and today as they start High School!
Reagan and Alex Dunn on their first day of 2nd grade and kindergarten at North Side School in East Williston.
Savannah on her 1st day of 8th grade!
Ricky got lots of homework in his first day of school.