Back to school bus tour brings excitement to Anderson students ahead of first day

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ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) –  As many kids prepare to head back to school Monday, one Anderson elementary is welcoming them in style.

On Wednesday was the 3rd annual “Back to School” bus tour where everyone on staff at Nevitt Forest Elementary School went into the community to reunite with their students.

It’s a concept Title One Facilitator Brandon McIntosh brought to the school as a way to bridge the gap where students just see school as a structured place of learning. He tells 7News it’s also a way for the new teachers to get into the community, get to know the students and see the bond the veterans have built over the years.

“A lot of times we see our teachers at school, but they never come to your house I think that’s something as a community as a whole we should get back to just allowing them to bridge that gap between home and school and seeing hey that’s not someone I just see at school, but someone that comes into my community and I think that is pretty cool,” McIntosh said.

Each year the event gets bigger with more stops to try to reach as many of their 500 Kindergartners through 5th graders.

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