It’s back to school time for thousands of students in Medicine Hat and surrounding areas. School District 76 students in the city as well as Prairie Rose School Division school all opened their doors this morning for the first day of classes. Medicine Hat Christian and Higher Ground Christian schools also returned to classes this morning. Students in Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education schools will be making their return tomorrow morning. Police are reminding drivers to exercise extra care and caution around schools as kids may be excited and dart out onto the road without looking. Drivers are also being reminded that AMA School Safety Patrols will be back for another year at crossings near many of the city’s schools.