I was just wondering if there is anyone else out there who will miss the beginning of the next school year due to a maternity leave? Or maybe someone who has been there, done that? I am due August 15th...school is scheduled to begin August 16th! I don't really know what to expect while I am out....once my lesson plans are finished and turned in to the office, how involved should I be? I will only be out about 5-6 weeks, but we will move into a brand new building in August, right before school starts, so I'm already feeling like I am going to really be "out of the loop." Part of me wants to work actively with my sub during those weeks, while another part of me wants to turn everything over to him/her and just enjoy being home with a new baby! Any advice?