High school, middle school students start classes

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — Nearly 7,000 blessings from heaven head back to Eagle County classrooms this week.Schools open today for high school freshmen and middle school. The other high school grades start Friday, and elementary schools open Monday.Unless you’re a kindergartner, then you’ve enjoyed what some local schools are calling a “soft opening.” Parents and students practice their good-byes and pickups, speak with their teachers, and the kids get balloons.Hopefully, these friendly events will take the rough edges off the separation between children and parents — mostly parents — for Monday’s first official day.“For about half the parents this is their first …

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