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On Wednesday -- the first day of classes at campuses throughout the Mt. Diablo Unified School District -- students at El Monte Elementary School in Concord meet the school staff and say goodbye to their parents. Luis Kresymon-Olasande, 5, above, waves to his mom as he lines up with his kindergarten classmates, while Austin Grove, 4, left, talks with his mom, Amber Grove, before joining the rest of the kids in his transitional kindergarten class.




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