Post # 1
So I’m in a bit of a bind…
I work as a special education paraeducator at a public preschool. I was talking to a co-worker today about wedding plans, etc. She said “oh, so you’re going to be missing the last week of school?” My heart dropped!!! We’re renting a home for the week of June 17-24, getting married the 20th. Last year when I checked the school calendar the end date for this year was the 17th…perfect! Well apparently over the summer they factored in snow days (we iive in MA, so are bound to get AT LEAST one) and now the new “tentative” date of release is the 24th!
It is obviously my fault completely that I didn’t realize this stupid fix, and now I’m so scared to tell my boss that I will be needing the last week of school off. It is obviously plenty of time for them to find coverage, and in my classroom we have 3 other teachers, but I just feel totally irresponsible. And also, I’m so bummed that I won’t be able to send off the little ones into the summer…even missing the graduation of 3 kids that will be moving on to kindergarten in the fall. 🙁
How should I tell her? Face to face? Email?
Post # 2
LeeBee88: Face to face obviously, you’re an adult and they will understand your mistake. It’ll work out 🙂
Post # 3
I see no problem with sending an email as soon as possible to ensure it is received quickly and in writing. This is really just a “just in case” request for time off in the event that there are snow days that push the last day into that week – even then what are the chances there are 5 days needed?
Don’t think yourself as irresponsible, irresponsible would’ve been waiting until the last day of school to say that you can’t work any extra days!
Post # 4
I’d do it face to face… tell her the mistake, which it was (you couldn’t factor in snow days and their new last day of school that far ahead!) and it should work out
Post # 5
LeeBee88: i’d just tell her face to face; level with her and tell her you were off on the dates and your intent was to be there for the last of school, you just missed it by a week. she’ll understand. 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! I agree face to face is proabably best. Now I have to just work up the courage 🙁 She’s a really sweet lady and with it being so far in advance and because I have a legitimate reason I’m sure it won’t be as big of a deal as I’m making it in my head…
Post # 8
What type of conditions trigger a snow day? I only recall a handful in my lifetime, and we didn’t have makeup days for them!
Post # 9
Ladies, I finally did it..and it was a breeze! My supervisor was so good about it 🙂 Thanks for giving me the courage.
AB Bride: Here in MA we get a few a year unfortunately 🙁