Elementary students get comfortable in their new classrooms on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Elementary students get comfortable in their new classrooms on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bubbles, buses and backpacks: Students return to Kenai Peninsula schools

Tuesday brought more than just ballot boxes to the Kenai Peninsula — it was also the first day of school for the school district.

Students in the central peninsula arrived back at school with backpacks ready for another year. At Mountain View Elementary School in Kenai, they were greeted with music and a bubble machine, bringing a little magic to the beginning of another year of learning.

Two students play in the bubbles that greeted them on their first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Two students play in the bubbles that greeted them on their first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students file out of busses on the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. The children were welcomed by bubble machines, jazz music and Principal Kircher. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students file out of busses on the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. The children were welcomed by bubble machines, jazz music and Principal Kircher. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students settle into their classrooms on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students settle into their classrooms on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Two students play in the bubbles that greeted them on their first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Two students play in the bubbles that greeted them on their first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Friends unite on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Friends unite on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

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