Back to school blues start first in Bourne

Most other Cape school districts head back to class after Labor Day

Back to school blues begin first in Bourne this year, with kids in that town returning to school on Tuesday, August 26.

Sturgis Charter Public School students aren't far behind with a start date of Wednesday, August 27. Students at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School in Bourne will also be starting the 2014 school year on August 27.

All other Cape Cod school districts have set a first day of school date for after the Labor Day holiday.

Barnstable School District students in kindergarten through 12 will head back to class on Tuesday, September 2. Pre-school orientation will be held on Sept. 2 and pre-schoolers will have their first day on September 3.

In Mashpee, school starts on Tuesday, September 2 for grades 1 through 12. Pre-K and kindergartners head back to class on Wednesday, September 3.

Sandwich students will be returning to class on the same day as their Mashpee neighbors, Tuesday, September 2.

Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Harwich also has students headed back on September 2. Also in Harwich, students at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School will return to class on Tuesday, September 2.

Falmouth Academy students begin classes on Wednesday, September 3.

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District students will be starting the 2014 school year on Thursday, September 4.

In the Monomoy Regional School District, students will head back to school on Thursday, September 4. Grades 8 through 12 will be headed to the district's brand new high school in Harwich.

For the Nauset Regional School District, the first day of school is Thursday, September 4 for all kids, K-12.

At Cape Cod Academy in Osterville, students (Pre-K through 12) will begin classes on September 4.

Although some schools are headed back this month, Cape Cod students get the best of both worlds--they have their new first day of school clothes and they can still go to the beach.

The beginning of the school year on Cape Cod also means folks headed to work will need to adjust their commuting schedules from tourist to school bus. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on