I just noticed that it has already been almost 2 weeks since I posted last. Seriously. I swear it was like a couple of days ago. That has actually been the story of my year. I was talking to a colleague today about how fast this school year has flown by. And I mean like warp speed. I was theorizing that it had to have something to do with the fact that I don’t teach the entire day. And that I only see 1 class 2 days a week. I’m not sure but it really does bother me a bit.
That’s all about to change soon though. next week the system is requiring us to come in all day every day. And then mid Feb, kids are back. Even though we had an idea this was coming, it has caused a lot of anxiety with a lot of teachers. While I understand most of the sides, it does bother me that we have waited this long and now we are on the brink of getting the vaccine that it makes absolutely no sense that we are going back before we are vaccinated. Absolutely none. I have managed to secure an appointment next Friday to get my shot, and heaven willing I actually get it, but while I managed to score an appointment, the system, who told us they would handle it, has failed to move. Even more head shaking reason to be frustrated at it all.
There is nothing I want more than to be in front of actual kids again so I will do anything to make that happen but it still leaves a real bad taste in my mouth and how I look at the system. Yesterday to throw more salt on the gaping wounds the Governor makes a veiled threat of a statement to the tune of if teachers don’t report back by March 1st he will do whatever is legally necessary to see that someone else does. Including revoking a teachers certificate.
Teachers are not the bad guys here. We aren’t the ones who closed schools down in the first place. We aren’t the ones making the decision whether your kid comes or not. We simply do what we are told to the best of our abilities, and ultimately bear the brunt of the fallout when things don’t go well.
Thank you for letting me vent and if you read this far thanks for hanging in there. Feeling a little angsty today. But breathing much better. That and the vitamin D3 is also kicking in.