To all you substitutes, when do your districts start school? How many yrs subbing will this yr be the start of? Have any of you ever subbed on the very 1st day of school? My dist starts Mon., Aug. 9th (but I'm not really avail until the Mon after we rtn from Thanksgiving vacation.) This will be the start of about my 8th yr of subbing & I sure hope this will be the last one...I say it that way because there were a few yrs when I didn't sub much at all & another yr I had a permanent job in btwn. But, subbing's been good to me. It's something I can always do or return back to if I have to! (Technically, I've been a sub since Jan 1999.) I've never in my life subbed on the very first day...maybe during the 1st wk. I've been subbing for so long, I've stopped being nervous. It's just about seeing the kids again. Many times, I worked w/ the same kids in the past, so it's interesting to see how they've grown.