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Students were able to purchase their PE Clothes on Friday, Aug. 1 at Bruin Day at Riverbank High School along with many other beginning of school preparation items. - photo by VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS

It’s back to school for students across Riverbank today, Wednesday, Aug. 6.

In anticipation of ‘back to school,’ Bruin Day was hosted on Friday, Aug. 1 at Riverbank High School for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Several students arrived to participate in the beginning of the school year activities starting with ninth graders at 9 a.m. Prior to the beginning of school on Aug. 6, students were able to get their pictures taken, pick up schedules, student ID cards, ASB cards, yearbooks, and P.E. shirts. Emergency information packets were also given to students that they were to have completed and returned for today’s first day of school.

Several students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades also participated in Cardozo Middle School’s Round Up on Friday to pick up class schedules, return enrollment packet items, purchase P.E. clothes and sign up for sports.

The students were also able to turn in their free and reduced lunch applications and received their permanent ID numbers.

Motorists are reminded to keep a watchful eye out for the students returning to school today, remember to stop for school buses when they have their lights flashing red, and beware of youngsters darting in and around vehicles near school zones. The classes are resuming at all levels, elementary, middle and high school, as the new school year officially begins.

School sites have had a variety of work done over the summer months, with deep cleaning, repairs, some refurbishing and rearranging all on the list of ‘to do’ items.

Riverbank is one of the first districts in the area to resume classes; Oakdale students return on Thursday, Aug. 7 and neighboring Escalon has a back to school date of Wednesday, Aug. 13.