Today was the day to sharpen the pencils, dust off the books and get ready for nine months of cafeteria food for Catholic school students.
Bishop Ryan was one of those schools to start today.
Enrollment is up at the school.
Principal Darwin Routledge says the challenge isn't the extra students but actually scheduling the staff so classes don't overlap.
As with any first day of school, getting everyone back into the routine of class is hard enough.
However, with the school currently undergoing renovation, making sure everything runs smoothly on the first day had to be a group effort.
(Darwin Routledge, Principal, Bishop Ryan) "It's been a challenge. If you saw the hallways a week ago, you would have said there is no possible ways we are starting school and today and then today everything was gone and cleaned up. Our staff has done a really good job of just getting the building ready, being prepared for students and getting ready to start the new year."