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Students Entering Second Semester Welcomed By Cold Temperatures

BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Hundreds of students across Northwest Arkansas woke up early Monday (Jan. 5) to start the second semester after Christmas vacation.  Early m...
BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Hundreds of students across Northwest Arkansas woke up early Monday (Jan. 5) to start the second semester after Christmas vacation.  Early morning temperatures were in the teens with wind chills in the single digits.

Students at Willowbrook Elementary were some of those students. The school is one of 10 elementary schools in the district.

Superintendent Michael Poore said cold temperatures doesn't cancel class but they do notify parents if the weather becomes dangerous.

By this time last year, students already had five snow days and so far they haven't had any, Poore said.

However, with students back in school, Poore wants to remind people of the increase in traffic.

"Now we are going to have all of the drivers back on the road and I'm sure that's probably like 'oh it's been nice not having it,' but we do," Poore said. "We want to make sure that safety is first and foremost in terms of everyone's minds and be aware that we'll have kids walking, riding bikes, parents driving, teens driving."
Students in the Rogers School District also started their semester Monday. The Fayetteville and Springdale School District start classes Tuesday.