Kaua‘i readies for in-person school opening

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    Terri Kaniho of Gather Federal Credit Union, one of Kaua‘i’s Credit Unions, moves backpacks for the credit union’s families, Wednesday during the packing of 3,000 school supplies backpacks for the Back to School Bash at the Kukui Grove Center.

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    Nannie Apalla of Keiki to Career and The Resilience Project moves packed school supplies backpacks, Wednesday during the packing of 3,000 backpacks for the Back to School Bash at the Kukui Grove Center.

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    Kumu Mary Rustick of Kula Aupuni Ni‘ihau A Kahelelani charter school packs supplies being checked out by her staff of seven, Wednesday at the Kumu’s Cupboard, an educational resource for Kaua‘i’s educators.

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    ‘Ele‘ele Elementary School teacher Noelani Butcher gets ready for school, Wednesday during a ‘shopping’ trip to Kumu’s Cupboard, an educational resource for Kaua‘i’s educators.

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    The second shift of about a hundred volunteers get together, Wednesday following the packing of 3,000 school supply backpacks for the Back to School Bash at the Kukui Grove Center.

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    It takes more than a shift as the first shift gets together for a photo, Wednesday following the packing of 3,000 school supply backpacks for the Back to School Bash at the Kukui Grove Center.

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    Former Kaua‘i Complex Area Superintendent and recently-appointed Board of Education member Bill Arakaki reinforces the packing line, Wednesday when about a hundred volunteers packed 3,000 school supply backpacks for the Back to School Bash at the Kukui Grove Center.

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    Myrvie Buster and Terri Kaniho figure out where to reinforce school supplies, Wednesday during the packing of 3,000 school supply backpacks for the Back to School Bash at the Kukui Grove Center.

LIHU‘E — Back to school shifted into high gear, Wednesday, when about a hundred volunteers gathered to pack 3,000 backpacks with school supplies for Saturday’s Back to School Bash at the Kukui Grove Center.

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