Back to the school in the Elk Valley

September 4th marked the first day back to school for kids in the Elk Valley.

These Grade 5 students empty their backpacks and prepare for a busy first day of school.

Kids, teens and parents begin to get back into the school routine across the Elk Valley, as students headed to their first day back to class on Tuesday. With loaded backpacks and early morning beginnings, some children were excited to get back to school,  while others were sad to see their summer fun come to end.

At Frank. J. Mitchell Elementary School in Sparwood the hustle and bustle could be heard throughout the halls as kids found their new teacher, new classrooms and old friends. For parents a couple months out of practice, getting back into to school routine will take a bit of getting used to this and the coming week. But for those going from a house full of kids, to an empty one during the day, the silence will be both sad and welcomed I’m sure.

It is not only parents and kids that need to get used to old routines, motorists especially need to be highly alert and use caution as school bus routes begin and kids are running out and about.

As back to school routines begin, The Free Press wishes everyone a great, fun and safe school year.

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