Hi! I was finally hired as a teacher this year and I'm pretty excited. It's at a charter school with no music program, but in this job market I wasn't going to refuse any offer. They want me to start music classes for the first time at the school. In order to do that, I need to have started working and planning already. Lots of information that I need, but I can't get hold of my principal. I'm also enrolled in an ACP, so I need him to send my paperwork off to my program. I've been trying to get in touch with him since the 5th so that I can gather information, get curriculum, get keys to my room, or even see my room, and learn my budget/class size/schedule. So far he hasn't returned any emails I've sent. He hasn't returned my ACP papers. When I call the school, he is either unavailable or not on campus. I've left my name and number several times, but no one calls back. Yesterday morning I decided to drive to the school and wait to see him. He wasn't on campus and wouldn't be all day. I was told I could only see him by appointment, but no one could schedule an appointment for me. I left my name and number, again, so that he could get with me the next day. I made sure to emphasize that I was the new music teacher and that I was seeking information to help plan the year. It's 5:00 and I didn't get a phone call or email from him or anyone today. At what point does my persistence in communication stop coming off as eager and start coming off as confrontational? Is the summer schedule of a principal so hectic that he can't email me? Is it normal for administration to take well over a week to respond to teachers? What can I do to make sure I get hold of him without coming across as mean and confrontational? Driving down there every day is possible, but it's a 45 minute drive and that's a lot of gas to burn just hoping to catch him in the office. Sorry for all the questions and frustration. I'm very new and worried I may not be given enough to start a program and my class will suffer for it. Thank you.