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Here's how the first day looked at one Forsyth County school
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Craig Anthony, the school resource officer at Midway Elementary School, attaches the United States flag during on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, during the first day of the 2019-20 school year. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School assistant principal Greg Walkup gives high-fives to students as they walk in for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School welcomed students and families for the first day of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School first-grade teacher Michele Clanton hugs a student on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, during the first day of the 2019-20 school year. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School administrators Jan Munroe (from left), Jennifer Brown, Daphne Rogers and Greg Walkup speak during the morning announcements on the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Midway Elementary School principal Jan Munroe greets a student on the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia