Grabbing backpacks and lunch boxes, many Alcoa City School system students headed to the first day of classes Monday.
Staggering the start of classes for the nearly 1,700 students, second, fourth, fifth, sixth, and High Schoolers made the trip to classes Monday morning.
The remaining first, third, seventh, and eighth graders will show up Tuesday. This is one of the earliest start dates for an area school.
Unlike some others in East Tennessee, Alcoa City Schools give students two weeks off for Fall Break and two weeks off in the Spring.