I am a first year teacher and I called out today because I am not feeling well. It is a bad day to call out (report cards due - but mine are done already) and I don't have the principals cell phone number so I couldn't call her cell. I did however leave a message on her work phone and emailed her, as well as emailed the secretary to let them know I am sick and cannot come in. This is the first sick day I have taken and I have been sick for weeks now. I know it looks bad being the day after Thanksgiving break (which apparently I will not get paid for - great). Anyway, I called my principal again and finally got a hold of her in her office (right as school was starting). She told me she never got my email or voicemail and was mad I didn't call her cell - she pretty much reamed me out. I have sub plans on my desk just in case so it's not like I wasn't prepared. I'm really scared about this. I feel even more sick now as a result. I just don't think she likes me - anyone ever been in a similar situation? My boyfriend is saying she might not hire me back next year now. Is it not ok to take a sick day??