After a brutal winter that left some Southwestern Virginia school systems closed for an entire month, administrators aren’t taking any chances.

Students return to school in Floyd County this morning, joining their counterparts in other counties who started even earlier.

The early start will give school systems plenty of “snow days” to bank is another snow-packed winter hits the region.

So be on the lookout for school buses, flashing lights of school zones and students around schools.

Floyd County High School’s varsity football team plays its first scrimmage at Cave Spring on Friday and opens its season at Christiansburg on Friday, August 27 and plays its first home game against Rural Retreat on Friday, August 3 — both games before Labor Day.

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