Slide Show: First day of school at Roanoke Avenue Elementary

Students in the Riverhead School District once again packed up their backpacks and boarded big yellow school buses for the first day of school in the 2011-12 school year.

Roanoke Avenue Elementary School principal Thomas Payton helped kindergartners off the buses which arrived at 8:45 Tuesday morning. He said that the school has 387 students registered so far, but he expects the number to go up to 390 by the end of the week — the most the school has ever had

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Riley Avenue Elementary principal Thomas Payton helps a student off the bus on the first day of school.