Students return to school, carefully

Miscellany/Doug Deas: Cindy Rumph, assistant principal at Divine Redeemer School in Hanahan, gives students a welcome-back elbow bump.

Masks were firmly in place and sanitizer on hand as students and teachers began returning to schools across the diocese.

Divine Redeemer in Hanahan was one of the first to open its doors for the new year, with classes beginning Aug. 17. Other schools will follow in its wake with various start times running into September.

See more back-to-school photos and related articles in the Aug. 27 edition of The Catholic Miscellany.