THEY’RE BACK: First day of school underway in area

Caleb Sickles-Haase is ready for fourth grade.
Students and parents outside School 5
Parents take photos of children boarding a bus.
Pupils gather near the entrance of School 5.
Zakary Clark gets ready for fifth grade in School 5.
First day held in Fredonia.
Parents drop off students at Fredonia Elementary today.
Lower speed limits are now in effect during school days.

Pupils and students across the region — as well as educators — marked a return to classes this morning. Children were dressed their best for the first day and greeted with smiles from teachers and administrators. Parents also were involved as well. Many took photos of their children leaving for the first day, while others dropped off their youngster at school. Motorists are reminded that reduced speed limits are in effect during school hours around each building.