Creative ways to say "Welcome back" to school

The first weeks of school can be difficult to adjust to. But across the country, teachers and school staff are welcoming students and each other back to campus by rapping, crooning and dancing.

Watch how these teachers and school staffers quickly turn a summer slump into a back to school smile to last throughout the year.

Instructors, cooks and the janitor dance to “Can't Stop This Feeling” by Justin Timberlake in a video welcoming students back to school on their first day in Charleston, SC:


Dwayne Reed is a new teacher in Chicago who wants his students to be as excited about the school year as he is. In this video, “Welcome to the 4th Grade,” Mr. Reed raps a cheerful welcome to fourth-graders.


For the third year in a row, this pair of Union Grove High School teachers in Wisconsin put together a funny music video that welcomes students back to school.

This year, the video is based off of “Footloose.”

The duo started in 2012 when they created “In My Class,” a parody of Jason Derulo’s “In My Head.”


But even teachers could use a creative “welcome back” and to be reminded of how much kids look up to them as more than just educators. Check out how these North Carolina teachers welcome back staff to the new school year.


Camera shy?

Here are some clever "welcome back" letter templates for students and parents alike.

And for something truly unforgettable, check out this Dublin teacher's letter to "welcome back" parents. It includes sound suggestions like:

Let’s agree that a 2-pound bag of Hot Cheetos and a liter of Dr Pepper does not constitute a healthy lunch.

...and more to make you laugh out loud.

If you have any fun examples that say “welcome back” to students or school personnel, please share them with us by filling out the form to the right of this page and we'll share it.

Keep learning and laughing.