The day I got the sunburn, while waiting in the car, I got a curious email from the sub caller. Would I be interested in a gig?
I cover middle school, high school, and the continuation high school. I've even covered the adult transition center. But I have never subbed at the alternative education center.
So... I've only been offered gigs there a couple times. And I've kind of been avoiding it. It has a bad reputation. But then again, so does the continuation high school.
It shares a campus with the adult transition center, so I know where it is. I've met some of the staff. And considering how everything is closed, I figured why not? What's a day going to hurt?
I responded with a yes. And then I learned exactly what I was signing up for.
So, as you know, the schools are closed. (Although they've started talking about when and how they're going to open.) Due to the plague, summer school was cancelled. Except, the alternative education center has a mandatory summer school, so to speak. (Like the continuation high school, the alternative education center has a slightly different schedule.)
One of their teachers retired at the end of the school year. Because the schools are closed, they aren't hiring new teachers. But, now they have a vacant class...
The sub caller put me in touch with the principal of the school. He explained that things would likely be virtual.
And that is how I started working last week. From home.
More stories to come.