Today is the last day of the 2019-2020 school year. It's hard to believe, but I've now finished three years at my "new" job. Time certainly does fly.
I had to work all day yesterday, and will again today. There's a feeling of everything being almost (but not quite) back to normal. I spent hours in a large conference room yesterday helping to stuff envelopes: first report cards had to be checked and then stamped "promoted" "age promoted" or "retained" prior to putting into the pre addressed envelopes. For the kids that failed, if they only failed one or two core classes they have a summer school option, which meant another form to be added to their envelope. Then the "snapcodes" for every student had to be added to their envelopes. Those are unique codes generated for each student so that their parents can go online to register them for next year. All in all, it was a tedious process considering we had almost 1000 students. But I enjoyed being there and working a full day. When I get back in this morning, there's still a few envelopes to stuff left over but it shouldn't take too long. I plan to spend the rest of my time cleaning out and organizing my desk and the office mail room where the teachers' boxes line one wall and shelves of supplies line the other. I'm also planning to change my computer passwords since they will have expired once I go back to work after 8 weeks. Goodness knows I certainly hope we all go back like normal at the beginning of August! These last three months have been weird and I hate having any sense of uncertainty about my job--which I still love after three years.
Year four, here I come.