Morning commuter alert: School is back in session starting Monday a.m.

For those who don’t have a school-aged child and happen to notice that the morning traffic is a bit heavier than it’s been the past three months, here’s a reminder that Shawnee Mission School District classes start today.

Elementary students as well as seventh and ninth graders report for learning duty this morning. Eighth graders as well as high school sophomores, juniors and seniors head to class Tuesday. Kindergarteners have until Aug. 15 to enjoy their summers.

So expect Mission Road to be plenty busy between 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. as parents — and newish drivers — make their way to school.