Flex days?

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  1. gpsysngbrd

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    Tomorrow I start my new job as a Kindergarten teacher! School starts August 13th but I have meetings and orientations and what not for the next two weeks. The next 3 days are listed at Flex Days but I was told I should be there tomorrow for curriculum planning with my team. Anyone know what "Flex Days" mean???
     
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    I know a district I interviewed with had flex days. It meant that if you had all your required PD done for the year (I forget how many hours) then it was just a day you could take off. Otherwise you had to go do some PD that the district offered or a pre-approved other option.
     
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    Hmmm thanks dgpiaffeteach. So I wonder if all grade levels will be there tomorrow or just Kindergarten - and if all the Kindergarten teachers will be there....I guess Ill find out in 12 hours. SO NERVOUS!
     
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    Get there early...stay at least as long as most teachers on your grade level...you DON'T want to be the last to arrive or the first to leave...:2cents:
     
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    A benefit of living 15 minutes from work. I can stay for a while and STILL get home at a decent time! That was one of my concerns when I was job hunting!
     
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    Talk to your principal or district office. We have a flex day each year. Basically it is where you are doing something out of your own time like chaperone the school dance , work football game, work back to school schedule pick up. Those things earn you flextime. So let's so I chaperone a dance and I am there for 2 hours, I earn 2 hours of flex time. My district even gives us flex time for open house night. Before the flex day by a certain time we have to submit our hours which have to accumulate to 7 hours and we get that flex day off. If you don't accumulate those hours you have to work that day. It's usually not an issue to accumulate the time. I typically go way over 7 hours with out putting in a lot of effort.

    Now I'm not sure how it will work to your school having the flex it e at the beginning of the year. Talk to your P or mentor.
     
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    In our district, "flex" days mean that you do 18 hours of PD in the summer and you get 3 PD days off during the school year. It's very nice!
     
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    We earn “flex time” by working approved extra things after typical work hours or during the summer, for example helping with a parent night or screening incoming students during the summer. Flex days are the days we are able to take off if have earned the flex time. If you have earned 2 hours of flex time you can come in two hours late or leave 2 hours early-If you a day’s worth of time you don’t need to go into work that day. It can be very helpful and it is nice to have a little flexibility if you need it.
     
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    In some districts around here, flex days are extra instructional days for students who have failed state assessments.

    Obviously, this wouldn't be what yours are.
     
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    'Flex' does not necessarily mean a day that you get to stay home or work on your home. Our flex days are designed for the building administration to work with us on different projects. I think that you shouldn't assume anything - ask how these are handled in your district.
     

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