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Wednesday Is Back To School For Thousands Of Students

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wednesday is back to school for thousands of students in the mid-state.

Metropolitan-Nashville Public School's change to a more balanced calendar made the first day come early this year. Students have a half day Wednesday, no classes Thursday, and report for their first full day on Friday.

Most school zones are marked with signs and the flashing lights. Drivers should pay attention to children crossing the street, or waiting for the bus.

School crossing guards will be there to help them get to school safely and Metro Police will be there to assist them.

Metro Police said the 15 mile per hour speed limit will be heavily enforced.

Approximately 81,000 students are expected to enroll in MNPS schools this school year.

Tennessee requires students to have certain vaccines before the start of school. Children entering kindergarten must have their tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis booster; hepatitis A & B; poliomyelitis; MMR (measles, mumps, rubella); and varicella (chicken pox). Students entering seventh grade must have their tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis booster and varicella.

More information on immunizations can be found here: http://health.nashville.gov/immunizations.htm.

There are several new, renamed, and relocated schools in Metro. To see the full list, go here.

Other school systems starting Wednesday include Chester, Dickson, Giles, Maury, Smith and Wilson Counties. Other students across the mid-state will be heading back to the classroom within the next two weeks.

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