Students are greeted by staff and a giant yard sign at Churchill Elementary on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet. Signs were put up at the bus entrance and the main entrance of the building thanks to the school's Partners in Education leaders. 
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Students are greeted by staff and a giant yard sign at Churchill Elementary on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet. Signs were put up at the bus entrance and the main entrance of the building thanks to the school's Partners in Education leaders. Samantha Erkkila / Duluth News Tribune

Churchill Elementary students arrive to a warm welcome from teachers and staff on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet. 
Samantha Erkkila / Duluth News Tribune
Churchill Elementary students arrive to a warm welcome from teachers and staff on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet. Samantha Erkkila / Duluth News Tribune

Churchill Elementary first grade student Brian Lindberg receives a pat on the back from American Indian Education teacher Phil Beadle on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet. 
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Churchill Elementary first grade student Brian Lindberg receives a pat on the back from American Indian Education teacher Phil Beadle on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet. Samantha Erkkila / Duluth News Tribune

Churchill Elementary students file off the bus on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet. 
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Churchill Elementary students file off the bus on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet. Samantha Erkkila / Duluth News Tribune

Churchill Elementary students are greeted by Principal David Wangen on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet.
Samantha Erkkila / Duluth News Tribune
Churchill Elementary students are greeted by Principal David Wangen on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Cloquet. Samantha Erkkila / Duluth News Tribune