I'm just wondering if there is a certain time of year that a teacher usually finds out if she/he has been renewed for another year? What is the etiquette regarding asking about your status? When I was student teaching, I saw teachers who were not being renewed find out around Thanksgiving. I'm a first year teacher and all my observations have been positive. I have no reason to think I won't be renewed, but I moved up here for this job. If they do not renew me, I want to be able to apply for positions that open up nearby. Can I ask someone or is that considered tacky?