PORT WASHINGTON — For the first time since March 13th, students and teachers at Lincoln Elementary School in Port Washington got to see each other in-person.
"It was surreal we saw students past and present and future there were some little guys down there," Lizzie Prill, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary, said.
For an hour and a half, teachers paraded through Port Washington in their cars honking, waving, and shouting hello to students they haven't seen in over two weeks due to the coronavirus.
It has been a while since these teachers in Port Washington have seen their students in-person, so they organized a parade to say hello! pic.twitter.com/PjSETD30HG— James Groh (@JamesGroh_) April 1, 2020
"I wish that would happen every week or something," Simon Gilhooly, a 4th grader, said.
Simon, his brother, and two sisters all greeted their past and current teachers from their driveway, making sure to keep a safe social distance between them and the teachers.
While it's unclear when students will be able to return to in-person classes, this kind of gesture from the teachers is huge for students like Simon.
"It felt really good to see them like I miss them already," he said after the parade had rolled by him.
In the hour and a half that the teachers rode around Port Washington, they saw about 300 students, which is almost the entire enrollment at the school.