A warm welcome greeted Franklin Square, Elmont Classes of 2024


Students were welcomed back to school this year with a heat wave to bid the summer season goodbye.

With a mixture of shy glances, big smiles and a couple of tears, kids began their 2023-24 academic journey in the Sewanhaka Central High, Elmont, and Franklin Square school districts on Sept. 5.

Teachers and students got to know each other through class word searches and classroom reading time. From first days of kindergarten through senior year, schools got a warm welcome with temperatures around 90 degrees Fahrenheit.