Teachers at Liberty and Eastside Elementary School in Sallisaw have a special treat planned for their students: a caravan of teachers!
The caravan will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the schools and will feature a convoy of teachers, administrators and support staff eager to wave at the students!
“The school wanted to do something for our kids to let them know how much we miss them,” teacher Terri Burnsed said Tuesday. She said the caravan will travel through bus routes and will visit neighborhoods and apartment complexes where the students live.
Students are asked to stay either on their porches or in their driveways. “Please don’t run out to our cars!” Burnsed requested. “We have spent a lot of time together,” she said, “and the caravan is one safe way we can make contact with our students.”
In order to provide a safe and positive caravan experience that also adheres to social distancing guidelines, the school is asking that everyone please be aware of and follow these guidelines:
• Keep all children (and adults) off the street as the caravan passes by.
• Do not approach any vehicle.
• Do not attempt to make physical contact with anyone in a vehicle.
• Do not attempt to pass anything to anyone in a vehicle.
• Please maintain a significant distance (at least 6 feet, more is better) between you and anyone who is not a member of your immediate family.
The caravan will travel along the following route through Sallisaw:
*West on East Creek to South Wheeler
*To West Ruth Ave
*To JT Stites
*To Don's Mobile Homes
*To North Jefferson
*To North Elm
Burnsed also said Liberty Elementary has put together some work packets for students to work on for the last six weeks of the school year. They may be picked up at the school Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit the school’s Facebook page and website.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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