Meridian School District students will return to class Thursday. But teachers were back on campus Monday.
Teachers are getting their rooms ready and going through staff development sessions.
Newscenter 11 visited Crestwood Elementary, which is preparing to welcome some new students this year from Witherspoon Elementary, which recently closed.
"This is an exciting time of year. I just feel like it's a time for new beginnings, new beginnings for students, new beginnings for teachers, and new beginnings for administrators," said teacher Susan Hester. "We look forward to them coming. We have teacher meetings. Our classrooms are ready, and we're excited about Thursday morning."