It's Back to School Day in Hampton Roads!

Most students across Hampton Roads started the school year on September 5, 2017.

It's that time again: time for your kids to head back to school for another successful year! 13News Now was there as students started a new year Tuesday.  

Students and staff are especially excited at Larchmont Elementary School in Norfolk. This year the school officially opened its new building. "Thank you to the city of Norfolk, for building this wonderful building for the kids, they deserve it," said Dennis Fifer, principal.

But they are not the only ones impacted as school gets back in session, the entire family is!

Make sure to share photos of your children as they head back to school with us through ShareIt by emailing shareit@13newsnow.com or through Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag, #NowOn13. You might see yours on air and online!

PHOTOS: Kids' first day of class for the 2017 school year

PHOTOS: 13News Now Anchors/Reporters' School Pictures

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And with school starting, we want to make sure you are staying safe on the roads alongside school buses that are transporting kids to and from school.

In the state of Virginia, you must stop for any stopped school bus that has flashing red lights and an extended stop sign when you approach from any direction on a highway, private road or school driveway.

You must stop and remain stopped until all children are clear and the bus moves again.

You do not have to stop if you are traveling in the opposite direction on a roadway or highway with a median or barrier dividing the road if the bus is on the other side of the median. However, please use caution if children are crossing a road with a median or barrier.

Click here to find out more about the penalties and fines you could face if you pass stopped school buses.

Below is a graphic that displays what you should do when it comes to school bus stops:

School Bus Stop Safety Guide

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