I'm nervous about starting my journey again.
My dreadlocks were started with twist and rip. However they still developed further through neglect/patience.
Having a set started after the school year ends will be better for you than starting a set at the beginning of the school year.
Baba Fats said it once already so don't worry about the people you don't already know. Meeting new people gives you the chance to be yourself with more people that won't expect you to act or be a certain way.