Harlingen Students Go Back To School

POSTED: Friday, May 8, 2009 - 5:21pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

Harlingen CISD is the first of many School Districts in the Valley to re-open after closing down to help prevent an outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus.
Students and faculty are excited to head back to the classroom.
Today, Harlingen students hit the books, once again...
At Travis Elelementary School, teachers were teaching.
Students were learning.
After a four day,swine flu cleaning break.
"There was a lot of cleaning involved and a lot of precautions taken in order for the students to get back to school."
Principal, Joe Rodriguez says now that the school's disinfected, things are once again, normal.
"We were excited to get back, wanted to get back, to the routine of teaching and students, learn in classrooms."
For Fourth Grader, Debra Cuellar, her return to school, is something, she looked forward to.
"I was like I want homework, I miss my homework."
Debra says, she didn't know what to do with her time off.

"I'd call my friend, text her, the whole time to see what they were doing, what can I do?," Cuellar says.
Now that school's back in session, these students in classroom 214, should have plenty do do, with reading, asking questions, writing assignments, and science lessons.
Principal Rodriguez says, there are 445 students at Travis Elementary.
Today, attendance was a little below average, but they expect, nearly all their students to return on Monday.

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