Most metro kids are in the midst of their summer vacation but it’s back to school for students at three Des Moines elementary schools Thursday.
Nearly 1,500 students will be back in class at Capitol View, Moulton and River Woods schools.
The three schools feature a continuous calendar, where breaks are spread throughout the year.
Students have a six week summer break, a three week fall break, a one week winter break and a two week spring break.
Two of the schools are welcoming new principals for the school year. Marsha Kerper takes over at Capitol View and Cheri Dixon will head Moulton.