Jay Sparks, the new principal at Dry Creek Elementary School in Port Angeles, greets returning students outside the school Thursday, the first day of school. From left are Alisa Waterhouse, 11; McKenzie Moses, 8; and Tatum Moses, 9. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Jay Sparks, the new principal at Dry Creek Elementary School in Port Angeles, greets returning students outside the school Thursday, the first day of school. From left are Alisa Waterhouse, 11; McKenzie Moses, 8; and Tatum Moses, 9. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Last of public schools on Peninsula open their doors for fall

Quilcene and Brinnon students begin a new school year today.

Quilcene and Brinnon students begin a new school year today, a week after the first public school district on the North Olympic Peninsula resumed classes.

Kindergarten and preschool students in the Port Angeles School District also begin classes today, although others in the district started the 2016-17 school year last Thursday.

Also beginning classes last Thursday, Sept. 1, were Crescent School, the Cape Flattery district schools of Neah Bay and Clallam Bay, and the Quillayute Valley district in Forks.

Sequim schools resumed classes last Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Port Townsend and Chimacum schools resumed classes Tuesday.

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