Seth Hollings takes a picture of his 5-year-old daughter Parker before her first day of kindergarten Monday morning at Quail Run Elementary School. The Marana School District started the 2012-2013 school year on Monday, Aug. 6.
Amy Brunsvold, her husband Curtis, and their 18-month-old daughter Hailey wave to their daughter Alyssa through the window on her first day of kindergarten at Quail Run Elementary School on Aug. 6.
Pat Russo calms his son Vinny’s nerves prior to his first day of kindergarten.
Kristi Karlik and her 7-year-old daughter Makenna make their way to Makenna’s second-grade classroom.
To help with confusion, signs near the entrance to Quail Run Elementary School tell students and their parents where classrooms are located around the campus.
Numerous students and their parents and siblings make their way to school Monday morning.
Traffic backs up onto Cortaro Farms Road as numerous parents walk their children to class on their first day of school Monday morning at Quail Run Elementary School.
Marnie Burt and her daughter Darlene, 9, find her fourth-grade classroom at Quail Run Elementary School.
Michelle Molinar, who is a K-2 reading specialist at Quail Run Elementary School, helps students and parents find their way around the school’s campus on the first day of school Monday.
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