Published: Aug 18, 2014 8:57 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 18, 2014 12:47 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Students across all of Southwest Florida are back in the classroom today for the start of a new school year.

Parents should give themselves some extra time dropping kids off and picking them up this week as there will be many more people on the road.

Also review safety tips with your kids about walking to and from school or the bus stop.

WINK News caught up with Lee Schools Superintendent Dr. Nancy Graham, who says she's excited about the first day.