Making Connections with School Parades

Making Connections with School Parades
Posted on 06/01/2020
From the Class of 2020 Senior Parade to the “reverse parades” held at each of Hicksville’s school buildings, it was clear – all in attendance felt an overwhelming sense of what it meant to be a school community again. Each school invited faculty and staff to meet on school grounds while parents and students drove past. There were cars festooned with balloons, posters of every size and shape, streamers, and students and teachers waving, horns honking, cheers as students, parents and teachers recognized each other, and big, broad smiles, not even the masks could hide. For a brief time, our school communities were united.

On Saturday May 9th, Fork Lane held its parade. “The much anticipated Fork Lane Parade came when all students, staff and parents NEEDED a personal connection that was safe,” explained Principal Chris Scardino. “We did just that, an organized flow with teacher waves/signs to a full capacity family crowd one-by-one safely in their fully decorated cars. It was exactly what the doctor ordered! Police presence from our friendly POP officer that provided safety and the bright lights on his car only added to the excitement! The 12 noon parade was a week-end highlight only falling second to our Mother's Day wishes for all those caring/hardworking MOMS!"

Many thanks to the parents, students and staff who participated in the parade, and to the Nassau County Police Department for helping us to conduct our parade safely!