Welcome back T-birds! Connetquot students are all smiles on the first day of school


Rain and clouds did little to wash out the enthusiasm of Connetquot Central School District
students who bid farewell to summer and returned to the classroom this week for the 2022-2023 school year.

Classes kicked off on Tuesday in each of the district’s buildings, with Connetquot Superintendent Lynda Adams reporting a smooth opening.

“The first day of school brings the promise of great things to come. We are looking forward to another year of exciting growth and achievement,” Adams wrote in a letter to Connetquot students prior to the first day of school. “We are committed to working diligently with parents, teachers and district staff to ensure you all have access to the education and tools you need to succeed.”

Below, check out some images of Connetquot students getting back into the school routine on Tuesday. The photos were provided by the school district.

Ronkonkoma Middle School Principal Joseph Licato is pictured with students on the first day of the 2022-2023 school year.
Cherokee Street Elementary School students were ready to start the 2022-2023 school year on a positive note.
Idle Hour Elementary School students became reacquainted with friends and reported to their classrooms on the first day of school.
Super pumped! Connetquot High School students gives a thumbs up on the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School sixth grader Melanie Bub found opening her locker easier on the first day of school.