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The districts are making plans to accommodate students with a unique set of needs. Some coming from the Caribbean island have limited English skills, some are already weeks behind because island schools have been closed since Hurricane Irma and others will be dealing with trauma from living through the storm and its aftermath.
In Holyoke, Massachusetts, 80 percent of the schoolchildren are Puerto Rican. Parents are being asked to let the district know if they plan to put up any school-age relatives.