Thousands of Sacramento City Unified students headed to their first day of class this morning - including about 2,300 routed to new campuses following seven elementary school closures.
At Pacific Elementary in south Sacramento, the new school site for hundreds of former Clayton B. Wire Elementary students, children lined up for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and for the start of school at 9 a.m.
Principal Shana Henry greeted the long line of students with a warm smile.
"I think the biggest challenge is finding ways to make sure the children are welcomed and the blending of the community," Henry said.