Tuesday, August 20, 2013
They came by car, bus and bike – and by midmorning Monday, the schools were full, and summer vacation for thousands of Berkeley County students was officially over.
The beginning of the 2013-2014 school year brought excitement and high hopes for students and parents across the Lowcountry.
Cars formed long lines along Foster Creek Road and into the drop-off loop at Goose Creek Primary School as the 2013 - 2014 school year kicked off Monday morning.
Cars drove over a curb to park in the grass along the drop-off loop while other cars parked on a grass knoll in front of the school. Some parked in the grass along Foster Creek Road while still others found parking in the white gravel lot at the adjacent Foster Creek Park while spaces were still available there.
Goose Creek Police Department officers directed traffic flow on Foster Creek Road as cars lined up well past Foster Creek Park waiting to turn onto Snake River Road.
School staff greeted parents and students walking along the sidewalk to the front entrance.
Once inside, Principal Kathy Sullivan helped parents guide their children to their classrooms.