Open post: A new school year

Teachers returned to the classroom in the Philadelphia School District Thursday and students will join them there on Tuesday.

After a summer of chaos at district headquarters, including Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s departure and massive budget cuts, parents can only hope the school year gets off to a smooth start.

The People’s Paper wants to hear from teachers, parents and students about your preparations for the start of the school year and, more importantly, how things go once the first bell rings.

Let us know in the comments below how things are going in preparation for Tuesday. We'll have another open post on Tuesday so you can let us know how things are going on the first day.

You can also email Daily News education reporter Dafney Tales at