Students from , , and all experienced their first day of school on Wednesday. and school districts kick back into gear on Thursday. North Fork Patch will check in with students, teachers and administrators from those schools to see what the 2011-12 year looks like. In the meantime, please check out the following back-to-school articles and slide shows as local kids grab the backpacks and head for the bus:
: Just in case you need to get those last-minute supplies this week.
Students at Greenport's aging school have a new roof over their heads and will soon be powered by wind and solar energy.
That's right — only 18. This is one special, tiny school district run out of a historic red schoolhouse, as it has been since the turn-of-the century.
This is Michael Hynes first year at the helm of Shelter Island's K -12 school district, and he's loving the change from a larger Nassau County district.
Parents and kids say farewell as the school year kicks off this week.