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Teacher Elizabeth DeSantis, wearing a mask and face shield, helps a first grader during reading class at Stark Elementary School on September 16, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. Most students at Stamford Public Schools are taking part in a hybrid education model, where they attend in-school classes every other day and distance learn the rest. About 20 percent of students in the school district, however, are enrolled in the distance learning option due to coronavirus concerns. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Teacher Elizabeth DeSantis, wearing a mask and face shield, helps a first grader during reading class at Stark Elementary School on September 16, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. Most students at Stamford Public Schools are taking part in a hybrid education model, where they attend in-school classes every other day and distance learn the rest. About 20 percent of students in the school district, however, are enrolled in the distance learning option due to coronavirus concerns. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

School started on Monday for some local districts, with more to come in the days ahead.

So, this week, we are checking in with educators from around the state about what it means to have kids back in the building in this most unusual of years.

Melissa Mastrolia, president of the Massachusetts Art Education Association and an elementary art teacher in the Acton-Boxborough school district, joins us to talk about her first day of school and what she's expecting this school year.

Then, we hear from Almi Abeyta, superintendent for Chelsea Public Schools, about their first day of school on Wednesday

This segment aired on September 1, 2021.

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