Waldo County schools are back in session early next week for the start of the 2015-16 year. Readers are encouraged to submit first day of school photos to sgrinnell@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Bus routes can be found in this week's paper as well as online at waldo.villagesoup.com.

Northport Municipal School Unit

The first day of school for students is Aug. 31.

RSU 3

Students in grades K-6 and 9th grade return Aug. 31. All students return Sept. 1.

The superintendent's office can be reached at 948-6136.

RSU 20

Grades K-6 and 9th grade return Aug. 31. An open house for kindergarten will also be held Aug. 31 at Searsport Elementary School. All grades begin Sept. 1.

The superintendent's office can be reached at 548-6643.

RSU 71

Students in grades 1-9 return to school Aug. 31. Kindergarten and 6th grade will hold open houses that day; parents are invited. All students return Sept. 1. If parents do not know what school their child should attend, they should call the superintendent's office at 338-1960.

Waldo County Technical Center

The first day of school is Sept. 1.