Good job, kids! Check out our photo gallery of Pittsburgh students heading back to school.

Top photo of first-grader Amelia courtesy of Erin Thompson. 

Parents and kids had so many emotions leading up to this school year. We were excited to get back to what will hopefully be a great (and relatively normal?) school year. And yet it’s always hard to see the summer end, especially when none of us are quite sure how the ongoing pandemic will complicate this fall and winter.

Our team at Kidsburgh wants to wish a truly good school year to local kids of all ages. And we were glad to invite parents and grandparents to share snaps from their kids’ first days of school.

We’re happy to share with you these beautiful, smiling faces!

Amil and Alaya Franklin: These future leaders were excited for learning on their first day at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship. Photo courtesy of Joan Howard.
Homeschoolers Drew, Zoie and River Beckas were soaking up some sunshine on their first day back for fall 2021. Photo courtesy of Amy Shelleby.
Zoe Bigley looked ready for fun on her first day of daycare at Great Beginnings Learning Center. Photo courtesy of Zara Bigley.
Jacob Gerner was ready for his first day of pre-K at Allegheny Pre-K.
And Matthew Gerner was all smiles starting 4th grade at Allegheny K-5. Both photos courtesy of Carol Gerner.
The McKivigan kids were ready for a great first day at Bellevue Elementary. Photo courtesy of Meg St. Esprit-McKivigan.
Makenna Lakomy has begun a new year at the Ellis School.
And her sister Aleena Lakomy is back to school at The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Both photos courtesy of Tabatha Lakomy.