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Teachers organize parade to continue to connect with students

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KING CITY, Calif. (KION) Teachers and their students were reunited at last, Friday. After weeks of uncertainty and days of staying indoors, kids are reminded that their favorite role models are still here.

"I felt happy to say 'hi' to Miss Deasy," said Kindergarten student, Monique Paramo.

When students were asked what they missed most about going to school, their response was, simply, "everything." Students spent eight hours a day, five days a week in the classroom before schools shut their doors.

"Math. Yeah, I miss math," said 3rd grade student, Mily Paramo.

Just like students are adjusting to life as it is now, teachers, too, are trying to find the bright side in all this change. "I think that's the hardest part. That's what we are hearing from our staff: how much they miss seeing their students. Especially when it was not anticipated when the school closures began that they would not see them," said King City Union School District Assistant Superintendent, Jennifer Taylor.

The teachers at King City Union School District organized Friday's parade. They rallied enough staff to fill over 40 cars and drive through neighborhoods for nearly four hours.

"This is just the greatest experience. I love our town for just this reason. We pull together when we need to," said Kindergarten teacher, Shay Bennett.

The real works starts now. Laptops have been assigned to students and kids are assured that the learning does not stop here. "We want everybody to have a way to reach out and at least have some face-to-face time," said Bennett.

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Megan Meier

Megan Meier is a multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.


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