Parents call you at home

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  1. luv2teach1st

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    I was just wondering if you allow parents to call you at home. I was talking to one of the teachers on my team, and she said that she gives out her home number and cell. Do you think that's a good idea??
     
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    There was another thread on this. I don't give out my home information. Parents can reach me at school
     
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    i won't do it. with nice parents or mean ones (those terms are used loosely to get the idea across). my personal life is just that...MINE! when i'm at home i'll do some school work, but it is VERY important to me to keep the two separate. if i have them calling me over piddly things i cannot devote my time to my family/friends.
     
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    I give out my home phone number. Haven't had a problem with it.
     
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    I'm in a small school, small town. Heck, parents even swing by my house on occassion! :)
     
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    I gave out my cell phone # my first year teaching and will NEVER do it again. I only had a couple parents call. One call me at 10p.m. to ask if there was school the next day (no where near a holiday). She said her son told her there was no school the next day............ Of course there was.

    The other parent called to ask what the spelling words were for the week because her child forgot his newsletter.

    Anyways, a waste of my time and will never do again.
     
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    No big deal, in my opinion. We obviously have to call them at home or on their cell phones. I give hours (8:00 p.m., at the latest, though I am heading towards 7:00 this year), and 99% of parents comply. They don't call so often it's ridiculous.
     
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    No way! I check my school email account from home a few times a day...even on summer break. If they need to get in touch with me, they can do it that way :)
     
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    Yes I give out both along with my email! I like communication by email, there is a record of everything said! Our school does not require it but being a private school I think it's expected.
     
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    You can give out your number for years and not have a problem. Then you get that ONE parent who abuses it....
     
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    That is exactly what I think! All it takes is one crazy person to make you want to hide under a rock. Parents can email me 24/7- call and leave a message at school 24/7. That is good enough in my book.
     
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    I agree. I check email at home and am very good about replying and returning calls. When I go home, I'm done. Plus, i have 6 kids. When I go home it's all about them.
     
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    There's a thread on giving out home numbers- I generally don't want people calling me at home.
     
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    That's what I am afraid of. That I will have that one parent calling me all times of day and night, and think that it is okay to do so...taking advantage of it.
     
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    Your home time is sacred time.

    There's too many nutty parents out there.
     
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    I don't give out my home phone number; though my number is in the book and I am sure that we are the only ones with our last name in the area. However, I rarely get phone calls at home.
     
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    I do not give out my home number, but I do live in the town I teach and it is listed. I have had parents cross the line and call me at home. I just screen with caller ID and address the issue during school hours from school and remind them that if they need to get in touch with me they may do so through school.
     
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    I give my phone number to some of my parents. I have some children with serious health concerns and those parents will call me with important info. I also use caller id to screen calls that I don't want to take. No problem.
     
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    No because usually the kind of parents that would try to reach me at home are the kind of parents I don't want to hear from. :lol:

    But all joking aside -- they can email me. I check my email all the time. They can also reach me at my school number.
     
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    Not for me.
     
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    As a general rule, I do not give my phone number out to parents. I don't have a landline--just a cell. Since my minutes are precious, I save them for my family, friends, and personal business. If I had a landline I would perhaps be a bit more generous, but home time is personal time. Parents can e-mail me whenever they'd like. :)
     
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    Home number - yes! Cell - No! I actually give the parents a magnet for the fridge with the school number and my home number. They are free to call until 8! Over 4 years I've had maybe 5 calls, all before 8!:) I too, have caller id and if it becomes a problem, I just won't answer the phone!

    My room is very far from the office and no phone in my room. Every now and then if I have a sick child or a problem, I just use my cell to make the call instead of finding my aide to cover and run down the office. I called one mother (about a sick child) who called my cell a month later to complain about not being asked to volunteer for field day! I was furious! I will NEVER use my cell to call a parent again...EVER!
     
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    I only have a cell so I do not give that out, but I check and respond to email frequently.
     
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    Sooooo I guess the bottom line is: Hand out your personal number if you don't mind the possibility of them in your personal life.
     
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    No way, I don’t like that people calling me at home. But I give out my contact number and mail id also. I have no problem with it.:whistle:
     

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