Teachers organize parade to lift students’ spirits
DOVER, Del. – On Monday, students at the Capital School District got a special surprise from their teachers.
Teachers at the school district held a car parade at different neighborhoods to let their kids know that they are thinking about them while most of the country remains in isolation to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“I miss my kids a lot,” said Christine Cubbage, a teacher at the Capital School District.
“Every day that we are not together it’s loss learning time and family time together,” said Cubbage.
Students are staying home after Governor John Carney directed all public schools to remain closed until at least May 15th and educators say not being with their students is tough.
Educators say they did not even get a chance to say goodbye and prepare themselves for what is to come.
“We didn’t know what to expect, so to not be able to say hey, everything is going to be ok, you’re going to be safe, you’re going to be sound, everything is good and to not be able to do that just sort of broke our hearts,” said Melissa White, principal at Fairview Elementary School.
But ultimately teachers just want their students to know that they are here for them and that together they will push forward during this difficult time.
Teachers at the Capital School District say that they will be staying connected with students and their families online moving forward.