The first week of School at Plainfield District 202 in Photos
Plainfield High School-Central Campus students stream into the building on the first day of school on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

More than 25,000 Plainfield District 202 students from kindergarten to high school returned to the classroom last week.

Meanwhile students in Chicago are joining suburban school district this week. More than 300-thousand students at Chicago Public Schools are back in the classroom today to start the 2022-2023 school year. This is one of the earliest start times in recent history, with CPS typically beginning the day after Labor Day. CTA, Metra and Pace are offering free rides to students for the first day of classes.

Photos below are courtesy District 202:

Creekside Elementary School students walk hand in hand on the first day of school on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
Bonnie McBeth Early Learning Center preschoolers flip through their favorite books on the first day of school on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
New Plainfield Academy Principal Karyn Holstead and service dog Leroy walk the hall on the first day of school on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Holstead became the school’s new leader after being its assistant principal for six years.