Tuesday was the first day back to school at Belmar's St. Rose Grammar School, which kicks off the new school year with two 1/2 day sessions before digging into their first full day of the school year on Thursday. Today at the pre-k through grade 8 school, signups for the Cross Country teams begin for pupils in grades 2-8. Boys and Girls soccer tryouts also commence today and run through the end of the week. St. Rose High School begins its school year on Wednesday, while Belmar elementary school students begin classes on Thursday. Manasquan Public Schools open Wednesday with a 1/2 day.