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New Year, New School in Roseburg

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ROSEBURG, Ore. — The start of a brand new school year often comes with a lot of nerves, but for some Roseburg elementary school students, it might be a little bit tougher getting through that first day this time around.

Voters rejected a bond in May that would have kept Rose Elementary open this year. Since that didn’t happen, there’s extra stress on top of the typical back-to-school jitters.

“Some of them have went to rose since kindergarten, and now all of a sudden they’re going to a new school, and so it’s really important for them to see their surroundings, meet their teachers kind of get a feel for things because it can be really scary,” said Kristina Ikola, Fourth Grade Teacher.

Eastwood’s principal says their staff and student body numbers are up 25 percent as a result of the shifting of students, and it will be a big adjustment for everyone.

While students had the chance to meet their teachers for the very first time Thursday. The desks there will still be empty for a few more days. Class won’t actually start until Tuesday.

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