Today myself and other new teachers were made aware of an upcoming training for new district teachers that takes place... tonight. I'm probably not going to go. The biggest reason is I am faint, gross, miserable, and probably made a big mistake coming to school today, but I also am a little annoyed at the timing: off-contract, less than a day's notice (apparently something was sent out before but no one recalls seeing it), with no opportunity for me to find childcare for that time. Part of me feels bad missing it, but with me being sick and the lack of childcare means I probably won't make it. Suggestions on a professional-sounding script to handle this?