Hello. I am a brand new pre-k teacher. Today was the second day of school. Besides a few mix ups and bussing issues, its going really great. However, I do have a problem. I am off campus compared to my collegues who are at the actual school even though I am nearby. I feel left out though. I feel like I am often forgotten about by administration and others. I had an issue with a parent and was unsure so I called the P for some advice. I felt like she was cold towards me and unsupportive and almost annoyed. I know she has a ton of things to worry about, but cant she give a teacher some quick advice. I also knew this parent would probably be calling her about the situation too, so I wanted her to be aware of it. Then later, I went over to the office and I was told my the secretary that I need to be more "tough" with the parents and grow a tough skin. After she said that, I really felt offended and left out. I am brand new, a new teacher on the job and just wanted to make sure I was handling the situation right and giving her the heads up on it before a parent called. Also, I should mention that the Principal or anyone else from the school hasnt come by to see the room or meet the kids until this afternoon after this incident to see if I was okay. I also was not given an orientation or an explaination on procedures or anything. I was thrown in the classroom and told "good luck." When asking questions about how things like bussing and other things are ran, i get the "i dont know" answer or a "ask this person", who then doesnt know either. I am getting the run around. I feel as if this admin could care less about the program. It is very confusing and frustrating trying to get any answers out of anyone. Does anyone have any suggestions? Am I being too needy? I just would like to be included in things and have my students thought about instead of being put to the side. Thanks!