Hi all, I will be starting the year on maternity leave, and will return in November. Have you had this experience before? If so, did they say the first teacher was your long term sub, or just didn't mention you at all? Sometimes they make comments that I may not be coming back but need to give them 30 days notice although I keep making it super clear that I will be back. They've had a few teachers change their minds, but financially we just can't do that. How did it work to begin maternity leave at the beginning of the year? Mine is even more complicated, because I'll be teaching the same grade as my daughter, so I'll be there as a parent during pickup in the afternoons.