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Slideshow: Elementary School Connects With Kids In Teacher Parade

On April 3, Gladys Jung Elementary School students stepped outside their homes to see their teachers honking, waving, and holding signs in a parade of teachers that followed the Bethel school bus route.

On any normal Friday afternoon, teachers at Gladys Jung Elementary School would have been in their classrooms with their students, but the COVID-19 pandemic has separated teachers from their students and forced educators across the country to think of creative ways to connect with kids. A flyer circulated by email and social media prior to the parade said, "The staff at Gladys Jung Elementary School miss you so much that we want to see you." The flyer also encouraged social distancing by asking students to get parental permission and stand at least 6 feet apart while watching the parade.




Katie Basile is an independent photographer and multimedia storyteller from Bethel, Alaska.