Even the students were ready to go back school after winter weather kept some districts across East Tennessee out of the classroom for five days or more.

"About the fifth day I was like 'no more,'" said Jefferson County High School senior, Chelsea Lewis. "[We were] ready for school."

Almost a dozen East Tennessee counties returned to school Monday for the first time since before winter break.

Snow, ice, and dangerous road conditions kept Sevier, Cocke, Scott, Fentress, Grainger, Jefferson, Hancock, Hawkins, Claiborne, Cumberland, and Morgan county school districts out of school for four or more days this year.

Every school district in our area took at least two days off due to weather.

Jefferson County High School seniors Chelsea Lewis and Mika Douglas were eager to start the home stretch of their final semester of high school.

"You want to make it last," said Douglas.

Lewis and Douglas also worry about the added load of school work to their advanced placement schedules.

"They don't move our AP tests and the time we have is all we have so it's very important," said Douglas.

Biology teacher Lauren Wilmoth said she's worked to adjust her schedule to make sure her students learn everything they need to know.

"I'm not going to have any problem getting the content covered in time," Wilmoth said, though she admitted it was a little stressful at first.

Jefferson County Schools used half of their allotted snow days for the year.

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