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A group of 8th graders laugh as they stand in the hall between class periods trying to figure out which direction they need to go in to find their Spanish class during the first day back to school at St. Bernard in Montville Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.

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First day back to school at St. Bernard in Montville Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.

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Allison Peterson, right, the new principle at the Mohegan Elementary School in Montville, walks with kindergartner Li Yin Feng, center, 5, and the student's mother Wei Zhan Chen, left, in silhouette, during the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

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Suliman Al-Tuos, right, 7, shares his trailmix snack with classmate Ethan Harmony, 7, who forgot to bring a snack, during snack time in Annette Naylor's second grade class, as students head back to school in Montville at the Mohegan Elementary School, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

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Eric Boozer, left, employee of the Montville school system, wipes a few tears away and offers encouragement to second-grader Kyanna Van Alstyne, 6, during the first day of school in Montville at the Mohegan Elementary School in Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Van Alstyne is a student in Annette Naylor's class.

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Members of the freshman class at the Williams School lose ground as they fall to the senior class during the final round of the traditional inter-class tug-of-war to mark the end of the first day of classes Monday, August 26, 2013. The student body posed for an all-school photo before the competition which pits various classes against each other until an overall class winner is decided. After the tug-of-war the students return to the school for ice cream before going home for the day.

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Students at the Williams School hold a traditional inter-class tug-of-war to mark the end of the first day of classes Monday, August 26, 2013. The student body poses for an all-school photo before the competition which pits various classes against each other until an overall class winner is decided. After the tug-of-war the students return to the school for ice cream before going home for the day.

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Students at the Williams School arrive on the campus' north lawn to hold a traditional inter-class tug-of-war to mark the end of the first day of classes Monday, August 26, 2013. The student body posed for an all-school photo before the competition which pits various classes against each other until an overall class winner is decided. After the tug-of-war the students return to the school for ice cream before going home for the day.

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