As schools prepare to reopen for the fall-somewhat prematurely, school districts are being forced to come up with plans and safety measures to ensure that new pandemic outbreaks don't occur within close quarters,
One principal in Alabama doesn't see why we can't have some fun while we approach this. In response to needing a plan for his students, he also came out with an incredible video—featuring MC Hammer, of course.
Dr. Lee presents Can't Touch This Covid Parody youtu.be
Dr. Quentin Lee, the principal of Childersburg High School in Childersburg, Alabama, made his virus warning video set to the seminal MC Hammer classic, "Can't Touch This," which is oddly topical for this time period.
Lee, who walks through the video armed with hand sanitizer, warns students about the dangers of the pandemic while walking, masked and distanced, throughout the school.
@DrQuentinJLee @YouTube OH MY GOD! Outstanding! Sharing with some of my local Jewish day school principals— THEE Notorious R.A.V. (@THEE Notorious R.A.V.)1596467194.0
@DrQuentinJLee @YouTube That's was hilarious and the dancing was first rate sir!! Super fun!! 🥰— Kimberly M.Ed 🌊🌊🐕⚾ (@Kimberly M.Ed 🌊🌊🐕⚾)1596412722.0
@DrQuentinJLee @YouTube Fabulous, Dr. Lee — I salute you! Best wishes for good health and a great year— L.Deux (@L.Deux)1596486079.0
@DrQuentinJLee @Dist_5 @YouTube Awesome! I just sent the link to my principal.— Laura Fleming, MS Ed. (@Laura Fleming, MS Ed.)1596384352.0
@DrQuentinJLee @YouTube Awesome! Great job Dr. Lee! Keeping your school safe with "Can't Touch This!" Stay safe & h… https://t.co/RyaN5f24Av— L. Morrison (@L. Morrison)1596460426.0
"Basically, just really wanted to do something fun for back-to-school to kind of reinforce a lot of the new things we're having to do," Lee said to USA Today.
"I like making little silly videos for the kids, just to kind of get them excited about school. I wanted to something to help promote the community."
@DrQuentinJLee @YouTube Outstanding!! Thank you for sharing.— OTA - BD (@OTA - BD)1596456893.0
@DrQuentinJLee @YouTube Those dance moves tho....!!!— Lisa Lynch (@Lisa Lynch)1596500644.0
@DrQuentinJLee @YouTube LOL, this is awesome! Now I want an admin utility belt with my radio, Lysol, tape measure,… https://t.co/DDQT77hg4y— B. Roberts (@B. Roberts)1596408777.0
This is not Dr. Lee's first video about the pandemic, nor his first song about it.
Dr. Lee Sings a Song about COVID-19 youtu.be
Same, Dr. Lee. Same.
The Department of Education is threatening to cut funding from schools that don't open, even those that are in areas where infections continue to skyrocket.
@DrQuentinJLee Awesome video. Good luck to you and your students this year!— PJ (@PJ)1596459354.0
Quite frankly, I think we all could use a good laugh and a smile. Check out this video from Dr. Quentin Lee, princi… https://t.co/0m86vkxiuR— James Spann (@James Spann)1596045750.0
Dr. Quentin Lee, principal Alabama’s Childersburg HS, is my new favorite educator. #CantTouchThis https://t.co/eZoqyJwVQb— Steve Brown (@Steve Brown)1596487376.0
With a possible grim perpetuation of the infection rate on the horizon, the USA braces for the fall when students will be at the mercy of a failing system.
Hopefully videos like Dr. Lee's can make a difference.