A student at Bush Elementary School finds a seat for breakfast on the first day of class. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Mary Eyre Elementary School teacher Genesis Melendez gets to know her student, Guadalupe Gonzalez, at a before school event on Sept. 3, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

A Costco employee passes out free hot dogs to families at a back-to-school event at Mary Eyre Elementary School on Sept. 3, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Students look at classroom assignments at Bush Elementary School. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Adamari Lopez, left, and her mother Saraii go over classroom supplies with Lopez's new teacher at Mary Eyre Elementary School on Sept. 3, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Students get off the bus for the first day of school at Bush Elementary. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Mary Eyre Elementary School Principal Corina Valencia-Cushman and Superintendent Christy Perry talk at a back-to-school event on Sept. 3, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Jim Orth, Salem-Keizer's career technical education director, hands a bookmark to a student at Mary Eyre Elementary School on Sept. 3, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

School buses parked in the Salem-Keizer School District lot on Hawthorne Avenue (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Lourdes Peterson, a bilingual classroom aide at Bush Elementary School, welcomes students off the bus. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

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