To preface this, I just want to say that I'm a brand new high school teacher, just hired yesterday, so I am completely clueless about some particulars of the process. That said, I have a couple of questions: 1) The principal told me last week that he would contact me when he gets hire approval from the school board. The school board called me first, instead. Should I wait for the principal to make contact with me now, or should I call him to touch base? It's EOC time, so I was wondering whether I should let him contact me when he can.* *Also, if the answer is "call him," should I call his cell number or should I call his office at the school? 2) When do high school teachers typically find out what subject levels they will be teaching in the fall? Is this something they know prior to summer break, or should I expect to be left hanging until the beginning of August when orientation and work days start up? As I'm a new teacher, I'd like to take as much time as possible to prepare. At the interview, I asked the principal about the subject level I would be teaching, and he told me that it depends on my preferences and strengths. 3) Since I was hired at the end of the 2013-2014 school year (but will not start until the fall), should I try to tour the school and meet the department during the last week of school (which begins on Monday), or is that something that usually happens during new teacher orientation organized by the principal and the district? Again, my concern is that it is EOC time, people are stressed and busy, and I don't want to be an inconvenience. Also, I feel a bit strange about meeting the person I will be replacing, as I don't know the circumstances behind this. I realize that I was hired relatively early in comparison to many districts, so I'm not sure about the etiquette and such. I suppose I'm wondering whether I should anticipate a summer relatively free of contact with the school, followed by a busy August full of meeting people, planning, decorating, and then teaching. Thanks so much!