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Back to School

No one has ever had a first day of school like this one, with unfamiliar drop-off procedures, mandatory masks, classroom pods, a steel drum concert and who-knows-what about sports. But the Deer Isle-Stonington schools made it through the day.

A lighter load

A lighter load

Plenty of room in this vehicle—fewer than half the elementary school students opted to return to school in a school bus.

Photo by Leslie Landrigan

Socially distanced

Socially distanced

Mallory Heanssler and Clare Malcolm are in the same fourth grade class, and Rowan Malcolm is entering first. All are properly attired and distanced for in-class learning.

Photo by Leslie Landrigan

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Staying positive

Staying positive

Deena Staples keeps things positive as parents wait in a line of cars to drop off their children. Staples, DISES administrative assistant, handed out orange cards with the names and numbers of the students, along with a greeting: “Smile! Smile! I’m so proud of you!”

Photo by Leslie Landrigan

Hugs

Hugs

Deanne Heanssler hugs daughter Mallory before leaving her to her fate in fourth grade. At least Mom won’t be far away — Deanne’s an administrative assistant in the DISES office.

Photo by Leslie Landrigan