Back to School: Local Parent and Her Kids Share the Excitement

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — After a week of snow days, some students in our area are finally headed back to the classroom tomorrow.

“Hallelujah, thank you Jesus, Glory to God. Thank you, Lord!” said area parent Denise Thompson, who has kids in elementary and high school.

Clearly, Thompson is ready to send her two kids back to school on Monday. They’ve been stuck at home for a whole week, running out of things to do, and some other necessities.

“One thing is like, we ran real low on food because it seemed like every hour our kids were in the kitchen eating something,” she added.

But as the snow melts and streets clear up, Richmond Public Schools are re-opening their doors. They canceled classes for four days due to last Monday’s snow storm.

“There are some other things that I needed to do that I can’t really do when the kids are here, so I’m looking forward to being able to do those things.”

Thompson’s children are also anxious to go back.

“I hated being stuck at home, stuck in the house all day,” said Naomi Thompson, a ninth-grade student. “The sleep was wonderful at first, but then I got bored.”

Added second-grader Jordan Thompson, “I can see my friends again!”

But one thing most students are not excited about is the homework.

“Have to do a lot of work,” Jordan added. “Lots of math, lot of stuff. It’s hard.”

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