Parents, students prepare for first day of school

by: Alexa Ashwell Updated:

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CHARLOTTE - Thousands of CMS students will walk back into the classroom Monday morning for the start of the 2014- 2015 school year.

Last-minute shoppers were out in full force in the Charlotte area Sunday evening. 

“We tried to get a lunch box but they were all pretty much picked over,” said Cara Jordac, whose son will start the second grade Monday. 

Jordac, like many parents, isn’t looking forward to the anticipated traffic Monday morning. 

“I’m going to allow about an hour to get him to school,” said Jordac. “We have our school supplies organized and clothes are laid out and ready.”

Channel 9 checked and CMPD will have its motorcycle unit out for the first day of school tomorrow. Officers will be monitoring roads and crosswalks to ensure students are safe and traffic continues to move smoothly. 

Parent Simon Spence anticipates the commute will go smoothly tomorrow.  Spence’s son will be entering the eighth grade this year. We talked with the father and son outside Target where they were also finishing some last-minute shopping Sunday. 

“We still have to get everything on this list,” chuckled Spence.  “We were out of town this weekend but we’ll get it all.”

Stick with Channel 9 Monday morning. We will have up-to-the-minute traffic updates and bus stop forecasts starting at 4:30 a.m.