When do you go back to your classroom?

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  1. SummerIsTooLong

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    We got out of school the end of May and I've been going in for a couple hours a week since the start of July. I moved buildings/grades/subjects and know there's a lot to do still. I haven't been able to meet with my team but we've exchanged some "let's meet" emails.

    I'm just wondering when does everyone go back to work in your room? I don't officially go back until August 20th.
     
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  3. agdamity

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    We can get back in our rooms July 27. We go back on contract August 10.
     
  4. czacza

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    I don't start school until right before Labor Day. We have one teacher work day before kds arrive. I MIGHT go one day in addition before that.
     
  5. waterfall

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    August 8th is my first day back. If it were just me, I wouldn't be going in before that at all, but I'll have a new teammate next year that I'll meet with a little before school starts.
     
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    We can go whenever we want. We have to pack everything up and stack it in the hall each year. It gets moved back to the middle of the room. I've gone in a few hours here and there. I'm about 90% done. I'm going in for a couple of hours next week and that will probably be it until close to the start (Aug 12).
     
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    Except for a two week window when they are cleaning my hallway, I can go in anytime I wish. It has certainly spoiled me.
     
  8. mathmagic

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    We go back officially in late August (last week, I think), but can access the building whenever we want over the summer if we kept our key/magnets
     
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    I moved districts this year so I have a ton to do. I can get into my room July 20. First new teacher day is July 23. All teachers must report July 29th. I'm hoping I have enough time to get everything moved and set up before meet the teacher on July 30th.
     
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    We can go in whenever we want. Teachers report back August 4, and kids come back August 10. I'll probably start going in the week before the 4th. We have work days that week, but I anticipate spending a lot of that time planning with my grade level partner.
     
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    This year, the district office sent us a notice that we must collect all keys from teachers--absolutely zero exceptions.

    It frustrated me to get this directive. I was the type of teacher who would spend time throughout the summer preparing my room (I hate doing things at the last minute--causes me too much anxiety). Unfortunately, though, I have to adhere to what the district says.
     
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    The students start school on September 8th. I'm usually in most days during the week before they start but, due to the fact that we will be starting the year on an administrative work-to-rule, we've been asked not to go in before September 3rd, which will give us 2 days in the classroom. Some will go in for a day or two before that, but most won't.
     
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    The teachers at my school have a couple of PD days in August. I will be out of town so I will miss those. Parent Day is Aug 20. I will be back Aug 19 so I can go to that and the kids officially come back Aug 24.
     
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    Yeah I totally understand why. Was there any stipulation that you couldn't let people into their rooms when the office was open? If I were a teacher I would be asking for someone to unlock my room.

    I had to go in about 2 weeks ago and the entire school was a mess. My room was cleaned out but not clean yet. I'm going to poke my head in tomorrow to check it out and start working hopefully. We haven't gotten an email or anything but I am free to come in when I like. My badge still works.
     
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    My P is optimistic that we can get into our classrooms on or before July 29th. Most of the classrooms got new carpet and ceiling tiles, but since mine already had both as part of the previous year's construction, my classroom became the storage room. I hope I can get into my room ASAP because the teacher before me worked in that position, in that school, for 24 years... and she left EVERYTHING. All of the cabinets are full of her things, so I'm anticipating spending A LOT of my time going through them.

    I'm brand new to the district, so my first contract day is August 3rd for orientation, a few days before the rest of the teachers. First day of school for my kiddos is August 13th.
     
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    I actually can't remember. The building is off-limits for painting and repairs for the first little bit of July, but heaven knows I can't remember how long that is. But I believe even though the building is "closed" all through July to the students and parents at some point I ought to be able to return.

    Contract starts August 10th.
     
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    They are ripping out our carpets so no access until sometime mid-August. I will be gone on a trip at this point. :( It'll be crazy when I get back!
     
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    This has been my experience too. There is just so much old stuff in my new room that it's overwhelming. Since no one will really be back until the first of August, I'm a bit at a loss as to what to do with it all, so even though I can and have gone in a couple times, I can only do so much right now.
     
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    I don't even know WHAT to do. I have cabinets full of books that are 20 years old, which is great, but I'm positive I won't use them. My room lacks storage. When I was subbing in that room, there were boxes all over the place from just not having anywhere to put them. So I have to figure out what to do with the boxed stuff, sift through the unboxed stuff, and then somehow get my things set up! It is SO overwhelming, I agree!!
     
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    I officially go back on August 25th. I will try to get a couple of days in before that time.
     
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    We have been out since May 30. Received an e-mail that the building will be open beginning tomorrow. First scheduled day is the 24th. Open house 29th. Students first day 31st. Since we have to box everything I have tons to do before meetings start the 24th.
     

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