Getting subs

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  1. LynnB

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    How does your school handle getting a sub for you if you are sick, or do you have to get a sub yourself from an approved list?
     
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    Our school district has an automated call-in system to assign subs for teacher absences. When I'm going to be absent due to illness or personal reasons, I call in to the system and if I don't specify a preferred sub, the system will randomly assign a sub for the required day. I have two favorite subs that I always request. I can also record an absence and request a sub on-line.

    For absences due to workshops, my school usually handles subs.
     
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    We have to call from an approved list - kind of antiquated system. The other school that I taught at which is just down the road but in a different district had an automated system which was great.
     
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    This. :)
     
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    I have to call our football coach who's in charge of calling subs if I call in sick. If I know ahead of time I just have to fill out a form and set it on his desk. We can request specific subs if we know ahead of time, if not he just calls whoever he can get.
     
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    Our is the same as Oldfashioned-personal days have to be approved first, then called in.
     
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    We have to tell the VP, who will call someone.
     
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    We have to tell the building secretary, and she calls someone for us. If it's due to an illness, we just call her at home even.... she handles all of it. We can request a person if we want, but generally there is a set of 4-5 subs that we use for the building.
     
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    If it's advanced notice, we're required to line up our own subs. If it's a sudden illness, the secretary takes care of it.
     
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    We have to call into the front office and they arrange for a sub for us.
     
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    I call and leave a voicemail. That's it. I don't know what they do from there. lol.

    That's my old school. I don't know what my new job will be like.
     
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    Our system is antiquated, too! I have to call a sub for myself from an approved list, which isn't too bad most of the time, but one morning I woke up at 3 am very sick, started calling by 5:30, and didn't get a sub until 7! I was too sick to hold my head up but still had to take care of business. Our subs have a lot of flexibility and can say no to a teacher for any reason (because classes are too large or have freshmen). We need a new setup!

    I did have a sub NOT show up one time after I called her and she said she would sub. I also had called to verify closer to time that she was going to be there. Didn't happen. Thankfully the P handled it for me and wasn't upset w/ me.

    Maybe we should start a new thread called "subbing nightmares."
     
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    We call the sub coordinator, and she gets subs for us. We can also email if we know well ahead of time. She takes requests in certain circumstances. I was able to request a certain person when I was out for an extended time when my dad was dying.
     
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    Our district subscribes to a service. But we rarely get subs. They claim that any available sub is too scared to accept an assignment in our school.
     
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    We call our own subs. Apparently this prevents us from calling in sick when we aren't. Personally I think it makes it easier because I don't have to misrepresent myself to my boss. Besides... mental health counts, doesn't it?
     

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