Tomorrow, summer screeches to a halt for Worcester schoolkids. The yellow bus flashes its red lights and stops, the door swooshes open, and that’s the deal until June.
It’s a really good deal, too, though the pupils are too young and preoccupied to fully appreciate that.
We’re happy for everyone who’s going back, or perhaps kicking things off with kindergarten. We wish the city’s public school system a very good start under its new and homegrown Superintendent Maureen F. Binienda.
And, we’re glad to see the school year get going.
Summer is wonderful, but one of its unsung glories is that it sticks to schedule. It fades. While we surf those fun, freer days in the sun, summer is all the while ferrying us to fall. There’s work ahead, and learning, week after week — and a coming summer on the distant horizon to refresh and rejuvenate us.
The first day of school has its particular jobs to do: getting the jitters out, and sending forms home to be filled out.
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