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Castle Rock senior Debera Beer stated “it’s like you don’t get to rejoice that matter that been the key concentrate on your existence up until finally now.”



Castle Rock freshman Brookelyn Alblinger flips via photographs of her and her friends at her desk, the place she commenced on-line lessons in September 2020.


Courtney Talak



Returning to school, pretty much

Even when the new university yr commenced, very little was the very same. TDN has been following a few nearby families since August, checking in on what the faculty yr is like and sharing their issues and surprising triumphs. In the to start with installment, households have been eager to see what the year would hold. So far it’s been a back again-and-forth of altering school and condition requirements as scenarios fluctuate.

“I’ve been truly fired up for superior university for a actually long time, and now that it’s last but not least in this article I really don’t basically get to go,” Castle Rock freshman Brookelyn Alblinger explained previous week. “So that variety of sucked.”

Mother or father Laura Hight made the decision that as an alternative of making an attempt to steer her a few children via Kelso Significant, Coweeman Middle and Butler Acres Elementary, all of them would only enroll in the Kelso Digital Academy.

“With all of them going into various grades, we ended up having more than the late summer season a large amount of diverse e-mail from the distinct faculties. It was overwhelming,” she reported.

In Longview, just after a summertime of shifting particular training pointers and uncertainty, Sarah Carman stated she’s prepared for a routine that is closer to normal for her freshman daughter CeCe and 9-12 months-aged son Rem, who is on an individualized education system and gets remedy at college.