Many Madison Metropolitan School District students woke up early Tuesday easing back into their school routines.
Step by step students made their way back to class at Cesar Chavez Elementary School. Parents, including Anita Kulas, felt mixed emotions as they dropped their kids off.
"I'm feeling really kind of nervous but excited at the same time because my kids, they really want to go back to school, but it's that end of summer feeling right now," Kulas said as she walked her third-grader to the door.
On the other hand, feelings weren't very mixed for MMSD Superintendent Jen Cheatham. She said she feels great about her second year in the district and believes they're off to a good start, building on positive momentum from last year.
"What we're shooting for is to make sure every school provides a thriving school environment that really puts students on track to graduate, ready for college, career and community," Cheatham said about the district's focus.