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A rainy return to school

Students and parents try not to get wet as the cross the parking lot at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria Tuesday morning. Tuesday was the first day of school for public schools in the area. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 1 / 5
Maria Bollinger (left) walks under the canopy at Voyager Elementary School with her children (left to right) Rhylen, Hudson and Greyson. Tuesday was Rhylen’s first day of school as a first grader. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 2 / 5
Phy ed teacher Brenda Hintermeister greets students with high fives as they exit the school bus on the first day of school Voyager Elementary School Tuesday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 3 / 5
Tatum Zarbok waits patiently while his dad, TJ, adjusts his backpack before his first day of kindergarten at Voyager Elementary School Tuesday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 4 / 5
A student gets his picture taken outside of Voyager Elementary School Tuesday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 5 / 5

Students and parents try not to get wet as the cross the parking lot at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria Tuesday morning. Tuesday was the first day of school for public schools in the area. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)