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Las Vegas families ready for hybrid back-to-school, others looking for different options

Posted at 7:13 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 22:13:27-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Monday will be the return to the school day for many students in the Las Vegas area.

While usually this time of year, parents and students are thinking about spring break, many families are getting ready for this new learning plan.

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Troy Gallo and his son Xavier are one of those families. Even when they’re playing board games, both thinking about heading back to the classroom. School supplies are already inside a Pokémon backpack and a lunch box is ready to get filled with food next week.

He’s about to be 8-years old and what excites him the most is seeing other kids and making new friends, as well as not being in front of a computer all the time.

His father, who works full-time, is also happy about him going back to a classroom.

But they wanted to explore their options.

Today, they visited the brand new Engage Studio, a co-working space for students focused on addressing the isolation of at-home study, located in Summerlin.

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The program, which has a cost, is targeted for middle school and high school students who are still waiting their turn to return to campus and for those who choose not to return but continue learning from home.

Engage Studio offers hourly, daily, or monthly rates to use the space. It also offers additional programming such as a Zen room quiet space, college admissions testing prep classes specifically for high school juniors and seniors, private testing and Senior Saturday.

While Xavier is too young for this program, his father, Troy, says it’s good to have options since they both liked the program.

Several parents are still trying to get all the school supplies they need, but regardless if their kids are going back to school or staying at home, they all hope their kids are safe.

For more information about Engage Studio, visit their website visit engagevegas.com