Teachers parade through local neighborhood as online work begins

High Point Elementary School teachers lined up in dozens Monday morning to parade through a local neighborhood and encourage their students as online coursework began. (Photo by Megan Vanselow)

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) High Point Elementary School teachers lined up in dozens Monday morning to parade through a local neighborhood and encourage their students as online coursework began.

The Belton ISD school, at 1635 Starlight Dr., in Temple, like schools across the state and country hasn’t held classes since the beginning of the month due to COVID-19 precautions.

With online course work beginning Monday, the educators decorated their cars and drove through Windmill Farms subdivision which holds about 200 of the school’s 600 students.

"I hope as we drive around and cheer and clap that they can see that we're behind them, we're rooting for them and we want them to do their best work while they're gone," Principal, Amy Armstrong said.

"We know that it's pretty stressful in this time so we really want to make sure that parents understand that doing your best is okay," Armstrong said.

Students and their parents had a chance to enjoy frosh air while watching the cars pass by around 9 a.m. Monday.

"The fact that they would take time out of their day to come through our neighborhood and say hi to our kids is amazing," local parent, Dominic White said.