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

Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM.

"Parents are walking with their children to school,” Principal Thomas Shipp said. “It will be this way for at least the first couple of days.”

Some parents said they were more anxious than their children, who for the most part were excited to begin their new school year.

"It's exciting and (I'm) a little nervous," Tia Donahoo said while dropping her daughter, Nia, off at Antioch Elementary School for her first day of kindergarten.

"She is excited so I am fine with that," Donahoo said. "She has a friend in there so she is happy."

School zones

Crestview Police and school crossing guards reported minimal traffic problems apart from the usual slowing through school zones.

"They (moved) really well, especially for the first day of school,” crossing guard Carolyn Hulion, stationed at Crestview High School, said.

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