Going on medical leave

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by snowyday, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. snowyday

    snowyday Rookie

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    Jan 30, 2008

    I am a young teacher going on an unexpected medical leave. I feel like I owe an explaination to my students and their families, but I am not really comfortable doing so. However, I am afraid it will be incredibly awkward if I do not. Any advice?
     
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  3. MrsC

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    I don't think that you need to offer any explanations that you are not comfortable with. One of our teachers has just been diagnosed with breast cancer--the staff knows, but the parents and students will just know that she is off on an extended leave.
     
  4. Caesar753

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    I think it is perfectly acceptable to say just that you will be going on leave, without offering any sort of explanation. Most people won't care why you're leaving (even though they will likely want to know why--and you can choose to answer or not answer as you feel comfortable).

    I hope things are going your way! :)
     

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