I just got a letter for jury duty. This is not good. This will be my first year teaching, and it's for September. It is not beneficial for myself or my students to miss a lot of the first month of school. Also, the court is almost 3 1/2 hours from where I live! It's freaking me out. I really don't want to do this at all. I wouldn't mind during the summer, but I don't want to miss my first month of my new job.