In another post I noted the process and my hiring as a Social Studies teacher. The school I will be working in is in a large district, but one of the schools that I was unfamiliar with until my interview. When I was offered the job by the head of HR this week she had me fill out the paperwork and told me about an orientation day for new district hires at the end of August. She also mentioned that I should initiate contact soon with the principal and schedule a school walkthrough. This seems trivial, but it's these little things that sometimes get me nervous. Should I email or handwrite a letter to the principal? Should I do it now or wait a couple weeks (remember school is just ending, maybe she has a lot on her plate right now)? I know I want to thank her for the job offer, and want to let her know I am available for any extracurricular events at the school that I might be a good fit for. Has anyone else that was a newly hired teacher contacted or met with the principal over the summer? Any help would be appreciated. I want to make a good impression, but I also don't want to be a bother---I know administration can be very busy post school year.