Schoolchildren around the area are getting ready to go back to the classroom, some of them for the first time. Keelan Mellars of Washington attended kindergarten orientation with his mom, Shanta Key, at Washington Park Elementary Thursday to meet his teacher, tour the school and take a bus ride.

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