Ella Beck, left, arrives at Montgomery Elementary School in Brookhaven for her first day, accompanied by her parents Darren and Missy.

Davis Academy third grader Amalia Haviv walks her younger sister, kindergartner Gabriella, into school on the first morning of the new school year. First grader Jordan Frank enters behind the girls.

Second graders, from left, Mathew Lewis and Kayla Kornfeld check out the flowers in The Epstein School’s Educational Science and Biblical Garden during opening week of the school year.