First day of school in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Sioux Falls students joined the ranks of kids back in class on Thursday.

John Harris Elementary School held its traditional program welcoming students and parents back from summer. The program included raising the flag and saying the Pledge of Allegiance, to a song by several fifth graders.

The first day of school also included hugs and maybe a tear or two as parents said goodbye to their children as they went on with their day.