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Tips for preparing for the new school year

It’s hard to believe, but it is almost time to head back to school. After a summer of relaxation and fun, it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to get back to the hustle and bustle of the school year. Add a pandemic to that, and returning to school feels even more stressful. Here are a few ways you and your family can be prepared for the first day of class.

Band in the bubbles as Wenatchee schools reopen

WENATCHEE – You can’t see them smiling beneath the masks, but students at Wenatchee and Eastmont high schools are glad to be back in school, even if it’s only part-time.

The Full Suburban: ‘All that’s left to do is go to Cinnabon’

Every year, in the waning days of summer, I take my kids back-to-school shopping. This is not a mass event where I cram everyone into the Suburban and we wander the mall in a giant gaggle until we have crossed everything off everyone’s list. No.

Rural families without internet face tough choice on school

John Ross worries about his children returning to their classrooms this fall with coronavirus cases rising in Kentucky, but he feels he doesn't have much of a choice: His family's limited internet access makes it nearly impossible for the kids to keep up with schoolwork from home.

BBB Tip of the Week: Back-to-school shopping

Going back to school may look different this year, but that isn’t stopping parents from trying to be prepared, whether children are in the classroom or at home. Unfortunately, with supplies low and demand high, people are shopping with new online retailers they have never used before, which is causing extra stress and money loss.