The joyous procession occurred Tuesday, March 24, as familiar faces could be seen once again while schools remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Lynwood Elementary School Principal Dr. Danielle DeLorenzo led a long stream of cars full of educators as they drove the walker routes and each of the nine bus routes to visit the children they miss so dearly.
The parade went by the homes where children stood outside cheering loudly and waving colorful signs to greet the procession. The teachers, administrators and school nurses—with their own children accompanying them as well—drove by with horns honking and signs of their own displayed proudly.
Social distancing to prevent virus spread kept everyone a short distance from each other, but emotions were strong as everyone could see each other once again—even if only briefly.
“It was a huge success and showed how kindness and life can prevail during these very difficult times,” said parent Sherilyn Flanagan.
The Sachem Central School District has been closed since March 13 because of the pandemic.
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