Union teachers visit students at home ahead of new year

by: Lynn Casey Updated:

TULSA, Okla - Union Schools are getting ready to start back up—and teachers reached out to students in a unique way—by visiting them at home. 

Great big smiles greeted Briarglen Elementary teachers Tuesday evening. Teachers and administrators formed teams and personally went to the homes of each of their students.

Their teachers were the last people students expected to knock on their door in the summer—but the kids didn’t seem to mind. In fact, most of them told us it was pretty cool.

The teachers were there to deliver backpacks. 

“We felt it was a wonderful way to reach out to our community and build that sense of family within our community,” says Tracy Weese, Briarglen Elementary Principal.

The visit gave parents an opportunity to ask any questions they might have before the school year starts. And they were glad to have a little help getting their kid’s minds back on school. 

“I thought it was a good idea just to reassure them that school’s going to be starting and they need to get back into the routine of things,” says Nina Deleon, whose daughter is starting kindergarten.

The backpacks had useful info inside for the parents, but the teachers wanted to be able to see their students before the school year started and get them excited to come back.The first day back for Union schools is August 20th.