Students and families throughout Polk County had an opportunity Thursday to meet their teachers – in pandemic-inspired fashion – for the upcoming academic year.

All four Polk County elementary schools held drive-through events for students and families, allowing them to pass through welcoming lines of staff and faculty and exchange hellos as well as drop off and receive paperwork.

The first day of classes is set for Monday for Polk County Schools.

Tryon Elementary photos are courtesy Jane Ollis while Saluda Elementary provided photos via its Facebook page.