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Topeka schools welcome students ahead of first day

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - School is back in session for some local districts Monday, and some kids and parents already know their teachers.

To ease kids and parents back into the school routine, William's Science and Fine Arts Magnet School in Topeka hosted a back to school night.

The event is called Watermelon at Williams, and Principal Kyrstin Bervert said it's a way for parents and kids to preview the first day of school.

"They get to see who their teachers are, which friends are in their class, just see each other and that's the exciting part," Bervert said. 

Parent Heather Young said it's an opportunity to swap contact information with the teachers so they can stay up-to-date.

"It gives us all the information we need to get in contact with them about home work assignments or whether or not out children are behaving," Young said.

Schools in the area are going back in session over the next few days. Eight other Topeka Public Schools had sneak peek back to school events Monday night. 

Some other northeast Kansas districts have a bit more summer left. Teachers and students in the Manhattan-Ogden District start school on Wednesday. Emporia Public Schools start on August 22nd.


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