Elena, 6, left, and sister Rebecca, 10, right, were met by their father, Rigo, at the end of their first day back to school in this 2016 photo. The sisters disagreed when it came to their favorite subjects. "Recess," said Elena. "Math," said Rebecca.

Darla A. Baker/ Tehachapi News

It's that annual rite of passage: The first day of school.

Whether you are sending your child to the first day of kindergarten, or your teenager to the first day of that final year of high school, the day can be filled with tears, joy and other emotions. And it can simply be fun.

We'd like to see your photos from the first day of school.

Send them to The deadline to send is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Please be sure to identify who is in the photo, from left to right, and name the photographer. Extra credit for telling us where the photo was taken, what grade the students are in and other fun facts.

We'll publish them on and as many as possible in print.