Back to school already? Students head back weeks before Labor Day

Published: Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 9:14 AM
Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2019 @ 11:35 AM

FILE PHOTO: Classrooms at two elementary schools in Virginia are no longer empty. Students started back to class weeks before Labor Day.
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FILE PHOTO: Classrooms at two elementary schools in Virginia are no longer empty. Students started back to class weeks before Labor Day.(shannonmatthew/Pixabay)

While many students across the country are still staying up late and getting up even later, for some students in Virginia the alarm clock seemed to go off extra early this morning. 

That's because they are already heading back to class.

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Two elementary schools in Chesterfield, Virginia, are back to school today, WWBT reported

Bellwood and Falling Creek elementary school students attend classes year-round, according to the television station

Bellwood is doing the full-year schedule for the second year, but this is the first for Falling Creek.

School officials have a good reason for students to attend classes all year round - to prevent the summer slide that many students experience while on break, WWBT reported.

Other districts around the country also have an early back to school start date. Thousands of students returned to class in metro Atlanta on Aug. 1, WSB reported.