I had an interview the Thursday before last (before 4th of July weekend). Since I've been applying in this district for years and never heard anything, I had to do a screening interview (Tuesday), pass that (Wednesday), and then interview (Thursday). It seemed like the interview went well, she told me to add supervisor references (only had one and needed 3 "for next round") and last two evaluations. That had me thinking it went well and I was a shoo-in at least for a second interview. She said they had a few more interviews to do that day and the following week, but that I'd hear back either way. Now it's been a week and a half and I've heard nothing. I don't know if my references have been contacted, though I did tell my principal she may be getting a call because I didn't tell her I was applying for jobs (see above, I didn't have any reason to think I'd be more successful this year than the past 6 years and didn't want to be out a job). I'm going to feel a little stupid at this point returning to my current school. I don't mind really -- I'll be on a good team -- I'm just not excited because things are not going to be what I was promised in the spring and I don't have a lot of faith in my district to handle COVID stuff well. I don't know what to do. I REALLY want this job. Do I keep waiting? Do I reach out to the principal who interviewed me? Do I contact HR for an application status update? I've applied for other jobs in the district too, but haven't heard anything back on those (par for the course). Do I give up hope and accept that I'll be at my school for at least another year?