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Students stream through the doors ready for another year of school at Rush Creek Elementary in Maple Grove.
New Maple Grove Junior High Principal Lisa Hartman (right) uses a digital tablet to help a student check his schedule on the first day of school. Teachers greet students arriving by bus at Basswood Elementary in Maple Grove as the first day of school gets underway Sept. 3.
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New Maple Grove Junior High Principal Lisa Hartman (right) uses a digital tablet to help a student check his schedule on the first day of school.

More than 20,000 students return to the classroom as school gets underway in Osseo Area Schools Tuesday, Sept. 3. (Photos courtesy of the Osseo Area School District)