At Salem-Keizer school, students get the red-carpet treatment on first day
KEIZER, Ore. —
About 40,000 kids headed back to school Wednesday in the Salem-Keizer School District. It’s the second largest district in Oregon.
And Gubser Elementary pulled out all the stops. Staff treated arriving students like stars, giving each one of them high-fives as they strolled across a red carpet.
But the excitement began even before the kids stepped in the door.
“He’s excited. He said he couldn’t sleep last night, which is kinda funny,” said Oscar, a parent.
Some kids are ready to get back to learning.
“My favorite subject is reading,” said Madison.
Others said math, library and art.
Jasmine said: “I’m looking forward to the reading homework. There will probably be more advanced reading books.”
But others preferred recess.