I'm starting to wonder if I'm doing some a-hole behavior without intending to. Like many, I don't give out my personal number. I just don't see a reason to. There was always a school phone, not to mention handy technology options. But I'm teaching virtually from home. We all have Gotoconnect numbers. I use the browser. We call. We text. Am I supposed to tell parents this is not my personal number? Again, I use the browser. When I'm done working for the day, I close the browser and am oblivious to any attempted communication until the next school day. I'm very clear about my office hours. I'm finding a surprising number of after-hours call attempts and confused texts about why I'm not responding. Nothing intense, mind you, and I repeat my office hours. But I'm getting the impression they think they're calling and texting and it's going to my phone... To be fair, there's an app. It's in my phone, even. But the notifications are off because it's annoying to have my browser and phone ringing to go off at the same time. I know many teachers use Remind, Bloomz, and such. I've seen my kids' teachers office hours. But these are, of course, obvious apps. Should I be more clear about exactly where their calls are going, or just keep honoring office hours? I'm not annoyed or anything, just wondering if I'm somehow being a jerk for giving the impression I'm ignoring a phone call/text.