Slideshow | Back to school!

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Gretthen and Dave Pikul keep the rain off their daughters, Katie, 8, and Genevieve, 7, as they wait for the Montessori Borealis School ceremony to begin on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Montessori Borealis teacher Cory Crossett welcomes students and parents to the first day of school in front of the Marie Drake Building on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Arvid Bush, 9, brings a fresh flower for his teacher at the Montessori Borealis School on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Montessori Borealis teacher Cory Crossett welcomes students and parents to the first day of school with a "Wisdom Day" ceremory in front of the Marie Drake Building on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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First-grader Dylan Sowa hangs close to his mother during the first day of school at the Montessori Borealis School on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Students and teachers get introduced at the Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School in the Marie Drake Building during the first day of school on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Students catch school buses on Glacier Highway on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Fred Weiler hands his wife, Danyna, a freshly picked pea as she leads her Montessori Borealis School seventh and eighth grade students to their classroom on the first day of school on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Kristin Garot, principal for both the Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School and the Montessori Borealis program, leads an exercise Tuesday to introduce teachers and students to one another on the first day of school. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Cian Hart, 12, gives a goodbye hug to his mother, Susan, after a "Wisdom Day" ceremony at the Montessori Borealis School on the first day of school on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Students are led to their classroom after a "Wisdom Day" ceremony at the Montessori Borealis School on Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Parents say goodbye to the children after a "Wisdom Day" ceremony for the Montessori Borealis School on the first day of school Tuesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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