Zeke Payne shuffles to get off of the school bus at Blue Ridge Elementary School on the first day Friday, August 7. Carson and Nicole Towle wait outside Blue Ridge Elementary School, among many other families, on the first day of the 2020-21 school year Friday, August 7. Little Paxton and Presley Mealer were eager to get to their classrooms on the first day of school at Blue Ridge Elementary. Behind them are Peyton Franklin, left, and Megan Mealer. Blue Ridge Elementary School Kindergarten student Madelyn Davis holds onto her mom Jessica before the start of the school day. Technology Specialist Brandi Holloway points Layne Pope in the right direction on the first day of school. Jaelyn Breaus gets out her mask in the background. Kaylynne Chastain, right, and Lauren Tankersley pause for a photo before walking to class on the first day of school at Blue Ridge Elementary. Premium Content is available to subscribers only. Please login here to access content or go here to purchase a subscription.