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Back To School For Teachers And Their Children

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Back To School For Teachers And Their Children
Back To School For Teachers And Their Children

Ashley Carter was in Jackson County where she talked to a mother who is sending her child to pre-k for the first time.

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In less than two weeks, students in jackson county go back to school for the first time since coronavirus hit.

A lot of people are concerned about safety.

Teachers who are also parents have to worry about their safety and their childs.

Waay 31's ashley carter is live in jackson county.

She talked to a motherwho's also a high school teacher and sending her oldest child to pre-k for the first time.

Amber hancock is ready for a lot of firsts this school year.

And it's causing a range of emotions from excitement to fear.

Amber hancock, parent: "still exciting, but it's a little bit nerve-wrecking because it's just so different.

Nobody knows what to expect."

Amber hancock is getting her classroom ready.

It's a routine she started .

But it's the first time she's sending her own child into one too.

Amber hancock, parent: "i just thought as a teacher sending my child back to school i would know what to expect, and i could help him.

And now, it doesn't matter it doesn't matter that i'm a teacher because we're all first year teachers and students because nobody knows exactly what it's going to look like anymore."

Her son starting school during a pandemic is tough...but she's staying positive and she believes jackson county schools will do it's part to keep children as safe as possible amber hancock, parent: "he's excited and nervous, but we're excited and nervous also, we're just not being nervous in front of him.

We're just being excited in front of him."

As a mother and a teacher, hancock wants parents to hear this message.

Amber hancock, parent: "i know it's stressful, i know it's hard, but just talk about it with your family members, pray about it and then just have peace with your decision and don't beat yourself up whatever you decide.

You're a good parent, whichever you decide, so make the decision and feel at peace with it."

Hancock says she's been practicing having her son wear masks to help prepare for that first day.

She says she knows this school year won't be like any other but it doesn't mean it won't be a great one.

Jackson county schools first day back is august 7th.

Hancock says she's been practicing having her son wear masks to help prepare for that first day.

She says she knows this school year won't be like any other but it doesn't mean it won't be a great one.

Jackson county schools first day back is august

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