Questions to ask at a new school

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  1. Ms.SLS

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    I am trying to get a jump on the whole difficult transition process and make a list of questions I know I will need answered as I start at a new school. I'm getting my tour/introduction next week, so I want to be ready.

    So far, I have...
    1. Who do I talk to about technology problems?
    2. Who do I talk to about maintenence problems?
    3. When are staff meetings?
    4. What rules are there for the copy machines?
    5. Who do I see to set up internet accounts, e-mail, etc.
    6. Are any supplies provided?


    What else do I need to ask that I know I will kick myself for not asking?
     
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  3. SF_Giants66

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    Donde esta el baño?
     
  4. SF_Giants66

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    I actually can't think of anything else besides what you asked.
     
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    How I access the building during non-school hours? For instance, I have to notify the alarm company before entering the building on the weekend.
     
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    1. Can I have a small dorm fridge in my room? Microwave? (sometimes when you know you are staying late, you may need to have food :) )
    2. If I have a medical emergency, how do I handle it? This may include needing an emergency potty break, or maybe you have a medical condition that could result in an emergency.
    3. Who is my department chair? (if you are teaching HS)
    4. What is the process for contacting administration for emergency student issues? (student fight or such) I was in one school where teachers would text their assigned AP for help.

    Good luck!!
     
  7. Ms.SLS

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    Ohhh! good ones
     
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    What is the procedure for signing in and out every day?
     
  9. Rebel1

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    If you don't want any negative influences, you can always ask...:D
    -Which teachers do I stay away from? :angel:
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  10. Croissant

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    It also helps to know about lunch. Do you have an account number? Can you pay your account online? How much is lunch for teachers? Do teachers get bigger servings? What about drinks?
     
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    Are any websites blocked? For example Youtube, etc.
    What is the policy for showing movies? Which ones have to be approved, etc.
    What are school wide discipline rules, and reward systems?
     

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