The 2020-21 Academic Year for Charleston County School District began on Sept. 8. The district had more than 13,000 students scheduled for in-person instruction during the first week of school and more than 35,000 learning virtually; either in the Virtual Academy or temporarily remote.

Additional safety precautions have been added within the schools to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus; such as wearing masks, Plexiglas barriers between desks and social distancing guidelines. Enrollment for in-person learning will be monitored and expanded as COVID trends improve.

The Moultrie News asked for reader photo submissions as students went back to school both virtual and in-person on Tuesday.

Thank you parents for sending in these photos. The Moultrie News staff would like to wish everyone a very safe, healthy and excellent school year!