Oakdale Elementary teachers deliver students’ belongings


BOONVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Another school in Indiana is making sure students are feeling cared for while away from the classroom.

Teachers at Oakldale Elementary packed up students desks and lockers Friday to deliver them their personal belongings left at school while giving them the school work for the next few weeks.

Teachers say they chose to do this because it keeps students and families safe by limiting the number of people that have contact with the items while giving students peace of mind. Teachers want to remind their students and families they’re there to help.

“I think getting to see their classmates, whether it’s through the Zoom meetings or I’ve even called a couple of mine on the phone to check in. I think that helps a lot. I think it lifts spirits a lot and we’re here just trying to provide services for whoever needs it in the household,” fifth grade teacher Kala Russell said.

Russell says in the packets there are resources for families and students to help them understand what’s happening because of the pandemic.

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(This story was originally published on April 10, 2020)

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