For at least the past 20 years, Prince George’s County Public Schools opened its buildings for students before Labor Day, but that will change this upcoming school year with the first day on Sept. 6.

Besides parents and their children receiving a longer summer break this year, school officials also enjoyed it.

They participated in various professional development sessions and activities throughout the summer such as the seventh annual “PGCPS Back to School Fair” at Bowie Baysox Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 26. Those in attendance showcased pictures and updates on social media.

School board member Curtis Valentine posted this tweet Saturday on Twitter: “Today @pgcps distributed 10,000 backpacks donated by individuals & partners! So excited for new school yr!”

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