This week will see the return of nearly 17,000 students and a couple thousand staffers on the road.
That's according to Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, who issued a call to citizens to stay focused on safety.
"We have a lot of construction going on. And so I want people to leave early, slow down," she says. "We can tell our kids not to run in the street, but you know what we’ve got little ones. They’re going to be excited to see their friends, they’re excited to see their teacher.