Many Boulder Valley kindergartners experienced a traditional first-day of school milestone Tuesday, getting last minute hugs and encouragement from parents before they walked into classrooms that sat empty for the first five weeks of school.
“It feels so good to have students here,” said Cameo Rainaldo-DeDominces, principal at Lafayette’s Ryan Elementary School. “Our K-2 teachers were so excited. We tried to make our school and classrooms feel as homey and welcoming as possible.”
After starting the school year online, K-2 students now can attend in person four days a week. Students in intensive special education programs also started in person Tuesday — K-2 special education students for four days a week, and 3-12 special education students in person two days.
At the high school level, students enrolled at