Westport Teachers Staging Parade to See Students on Tuesday
Westport students are going to get a literal parade of teachers this week.
Seriously, how impressive are our local teachers?
During this COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are teachers getting online to read to their students every day; my nephew's teacher has been online giving each student mini-lesson plans on FaceTime and now teachers in Westport are actually venturing out to see their students' smiling faces.
According to a recent Facebook post, Westport teachers are missing their kids and doing something about it this week.
The plan is to make parade route through town to drive by as many students' houses as they can and wave and beep at the kids as they go by, while still keep everyone a safe distance apart.
And they are taking local fire trucks along with them.
The Westport "teacher parade" is going to happen tomorrow Tuesday, March 24 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Macomber School.
The route then travels the following streets:
Right on Osborn St
Bear left at Arlington Ave
Right onto Route 6
Right at Union St continuing to Grove St
Left at Center St
Left on Forsythia Lane
Left on Fieldstone Drive
Right on Route 177 for 2 miles
Right on Greenfield Rd
Left onto Briar Drive
Right on Spinnaker Way
Left onto Lighthouse Lane
Right onto Route 177 again
Then right on Tickle Rd
Right on Cortney Drive
Right on Davol Ave
Left on Brownell Ave
Left on Cortney Drive and bear left out of development
Left onto Tickle Rd
Cross through intersection to Robert St
Left onto Granada Drive
Then Sawdy Dr with slight left onto Beechwood Drive
Left on Denis Dr
Right on Robert St
Another right back to Route 177 for one mile
Right on Sodom Rd for one mile
Left on Jillian Way
Then slight right onto Shannon Drive
Left on Charlotte White Road
Quick right on Meadowbrook Lane
Left onto Longwood Drive which turns into Fernmarsh Lane
Right onto Charlotte White Road
At intersection right onto Main Road for about 6 miles
Left on Hotel Hill Road
The cross Route 88 onto Drift Road
Take to end and turn left onto Old County Road
Follow to Route 88 and take right onto 88
Another right onto Route 177
Then left onto Gifford Road
Right onto Kyle Jacob Road
Left on Rach's Lane and continue on Francis St
Left on Almada Street
Slight left on Bill Street
Right on Rosalyn Street then take a right at the end and continue back to Macomber School.
Phew, that's a lot of driving!
The whole route should take about an hour and a half, depending on traffic.
And the teachers asking kids to make some signs or other artwork that will cheer on and cheer up the entire school community.
I absolutely love this idea.
This is a great way for everyone to see each other doing well and smiling during some trying times. Some serious kudos to the teachers in Westport for making this happen.
Perhaps more communities can try to organize a "teacher parade" of their own?