Sunny skies welcome students back to Okaloosa classes (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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Educator Maritza Hutchison escorts brothers Christian, second grade, and Isaiah Tolentino, fourth grade, across the driveway on their first day at Riverside Elementary School.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Following a drenching weekend, sunny skies have welcomed Gators, Bullpups, Panthers, Hoboes, Owls, Eagles, Aviators, Cougars, Mustangs and Bulldogs back to their halls of academia.

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Teachers and staff waited in hallways and walkways on Monday to guide returning and new north Okaloosa students to their classrooms, and lend an occasional hand.

At Bob Sikes Elementary School, music teacher Gayle Vickers helped fourth-grader Tatem Enders find the right walkway to her classroom.

"It's going real smoothly," Vickers said. "It's because parents showed up at orientation and know where to take their children."

Lewis and Emma Prewitt stopped for a moment as they entered Riverside Elementary School so their parents could snap their photo in front of the school's sign.

"I'm the kindergartner and she's the second grader," Lewis explained matter-of-factly.

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