For one of my classes at National University I am required to interview 2 teachers and observe them. This class is only 4 weeks long so I usually have to hurry to contact a school in order to do this and hope they are not upset at how soon it needs to be done. So I contacted a school about a week into my current class and was told by the assistant principal to e-mail him the information which I did. A week later I still had not received any kind of response to my initial e-mail so I sent a second e-mail asking if he was able to receive my initial e-mail. Sometimes Gmail is blocked by other mail servers because they think it is junk mail. I still have received no response and my class is set to end in a week and a half. I plan to call the school next because I do not know what else to do and think it is kind of late to be calling other schools to do this exercise. My problem is I do not want to come off as whiney, annoying, or rude and I am not sure how to phrase my request. Should I mention e-mailing this man twice already in the phone conversation or just assume he knows I e-mailed him and ask what the status is on my being able to observe/interview teachers at his school? I realize that schools are really busy this time of year but if I am unable to do this assignment I receive an automatic letter grade and a half drop in my grade for the class. This is the second time I have had this time crunch problem with doing my observations within the one month period in a school due to how busy teacher’s and staff are, and the time crunch. It is really putting a lot of stress on me and making me reconsider trying to get my credential though an accelerated program. I am guessing that having a entire semester to do observations and having a longer time to hear back from schools would make the classes less stressful. How do other people in one month per class program deal with this problem?