By Britt Moreno

DENVER (CBS4) – Back to school now means students will hop on zoom at many schools, including Compass Academy in Denver. That setup is a challenge for Compass students who are used to a holistic education that includes mental health support from teachers.

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Approximately 94% of Compass students are on free or reduced lunch and 92% of students are Latino.

A new report says Latino families are more vulnerable to COVID-19 because many parents are essential workers who cannot work from home, households might have multiple generations living under one roof and staying socially distant is not accessible.

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On Wednesday Compass Academy is asking for your help. Teachers and students are holding a “Back to School Drive” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can drop off food and basic hygiene products at Abraham Lincoln High School.

Britt Moreno

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