Tomorrow is the start of last “work week” before the Thanksgiving break. Previous experience indicates this week to be a dead week substitute teaching wise.
It’s frowned upon by the school district to “extend” week-long breaks by calling in “sick” the Friday previous or the Monday following. Still, a few assignments do show up from time to time.
I was therefore surprised to see a total of thirteen open assignments for a single school starting the Friday before Thanksgiving break, extending through most of December and even a few the first week(s) of Jan/2014.
The assignments listed various different teachers at all grade levels so I don't believe this portends a mass group holiday exodus. The school must be doing some kind of school wide training for the entire staff over the next couple "holiday" months.
The only downer is that each assignment is for only a half day each, which also means half-day pay.
I took a single, pre-turkey Friday assignment and skipped the rest with fingers crossed to snag some better paying assignments for December/January.