This week the River Falls school district welcomed students back to school. Students attending Meyer Middle School and River Falls High School had their first day of classes on Sept. 1. Elementary students had their first day on Sept. 2. 

Before students attended their first day at Greenwood Elementary, they attended an orientation on Sept. 1. Students got to meet their teachers and classmates, drop off their supplies and take their school photo.

Most students were excited about returning to school. Others acted timid.

Every teacher was excited for the year to begin as they welcomed students of all grades in the hallway.

At the high school, Principal Kit Luedtke is excited about the upcoming school year.

“Our high school staff is really excited and well prepared to welcome students back to school,” Luedtke said.

Luedtke is happy to celebrate the first day back with no COVID restrictions for the first time since 2019. He said students can expect “solid routines” with no restrictions.

Luedtke said having routines allows sets a goal for students.

“It means sound high-quality instruction, a strong foundation of character and community, and having a multitude of opportunities for students to find their personal best at RFHS,” he said. 

As the year begins, Luedtke said the high school has experienced its largest enrollment to date. With a large enrollment, Luedtke isn’t worried.

“What makes RFHS special is that despite the increasing enrollment we are intentional in our purpose and stay true to our core values with our staff and students,” he said. “Our mission is always to instill a community of care that focuses on academic growth, character development, and prepares students to be college and career ready.”

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