On Monday, August 5, IPS principals and staff greeted students at the front doors of their schools, interacted with scholars during breakfast and lunch, answered questions from parents and visited classrooms throughout the day.

Some even wiped a few tears from the faces of our youngest students, who were a little nervous or anxious.

It was a typical scene on the first day of the 2019-20 school year.

IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson, who made rounds at several district schools, started the day riding IndyGo to promote the expanded pilot program between the city’s public transit system and IPS high schools.

Johnson also visited Crispus Attucks High School, participated in the morning High-5 Rally at James Whitcomb Riley School 43, was on hand for WISH-TV’s Prize Patrol presentation at James Russell Lowell School 51, and interacted with students at Harshman Middle School during lunchtime.

Several of the district’s community partners also volunteered throughout the day.

Check out our cool video from the first day of school throughout the district.