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Updated: 07/23/2014 08:00:05AM

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SUN PHOTO BY PAUL FALLON
Keli Sare, lead teacher at Sallie Jones Elementary School, goes over cafeteria etiquette during the first day of class Tuesday.

SUN PHOTO BY PAUL FALLON
Deja Lewis, 11, of Punta Gorda, works on a project during the first day of school Tuesday at Sallie Jones Elementary School in Punta Gorda — one of two year-round schools in the district. Lewis is a fifth-grader this year. See the story and more photos on page 6.

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Ja-Syesa Neptune, 4, of Port Charlotte, plays with some toys during the prekindergarten orientation at Sallie Jones Elementary School.

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Gavin Thomas, 4, of Punta Gorda, plays with a stuffed animal during Pre-K orientation at Sallie Jones Elementary School Tuesday.

By PAUL FALLON

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PUNTA GORDA — Although many students still are sleeping in late, children at two elementary schools in the district are getting a jump-start on their education.

School started at Sallie Jones and East elementary schools Tuesday. Some of the students at the year-round schools were busy Tuesday getting reacclimated to the classroom, while many parents were required to relearn drop-off and pickup procedures, said Jennie Hoke, principal at Sallie Jones.

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