The raising of the flags signaled a new day and a new year. Because for the 850 students at Central Unified's newest campus, Glacier Point, this was no ordinary first day of school.
"He's the fifth generation of our family to come through Central Unified and we're excited for him to come to this new school today," Rebecca Labbee said.
Wednesday many parents walked their kids onto campus where a welcome sign greeted them. Their faces looked uncertain but mostly excited. "I was a little nervous, but still happy. What are you nervous about? That it's a new school," Joshua Labbee said.
The $23 million campus is large, a little intimidating and state of the art. The school is completely wireless and the library, with more than 6,000 book titles, serves as its hub with an iMac lab with 40 computers.
The cafe, with a food court style selection is an inviting alternative to the dreaded school lunch. Plenty of staff, including the district's superintendent were on hand to make the first day go as smoothly as possible.
"It's a proud day for all of us. Because we're all a part of bringing this to fruition and it's really exciting to the growth despite all the negativity in the state and central is part of a positive trend," Mike Berg said.
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