MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — With school resuming this week, it could mean anxiety for kids who haven't been in the classroom since 2020.
That’s why teachers and counselors are taking steps to make the transition from quarantine to the classroom.
The Martin County School District has teamed up with local mental health service Tykes and Teens to do specific training to accommodate students. The group encourages an open line of communication between students, teachers, and parents.
History teacher Tony Ferro told says he is prioritizing his students’ mental health and comfort before academics at the beginning of school.
“Just having that basic knowledge that it is going to be uncomfortable for certain kids to come back to school so if they need to speak to a guidance counselor, we can make that happen. If they want to speak to us before or after class, we can make that happen,” said Ferro, who teaches AP European History and AP World History.
Ferro says, for the most part, students and teachers are excited to get back to the classroom and to extracurriculars.
School starts in Martin County on Wednesday.