Mrs. Vogelgesang

 
Mrs. V's Special Edition!

Change in Plans

As you know, my family and I are expecting a little boy next week. His due date was Friday the 18th and the last couple of months we began making plans. We changed as many of the Friday conferences as possible and I was planning on being at HPE until he arrived.

However, even the best laid plans get detoured. As it turns out, I will be having our son on Monday, March 14th, four days earlier than anticipated.

This means I will need to cancel all conferences that are scheduled next week (March 14th - March 18th). I sincerely apologize, I really did try my best to reschedule to days I thought I was going to be here.

As a teacher and parent, I know you want to hear how your child is doing from the teacher. That is the point of having conferences, to connect with the teacher in partnership for your childs' education. To ensure you have the most up to date information, each student has a conference folder with work collected in it. It also contains a script your child would have read from since our conferences are student led. It is more current than the report card, since I needed to complete those 2 weeks ago. Please know I have gone over the script with each student and they know how they are doing in class.

Again, I will be out from Monday, March 14th until the middle of May. I have chosen to be out this long to keep from disturbing the students and the routines established during MCA testing. As it stands now, Ms. Schneider will be here about a month before testing through the end of the state testing period. This will give her time to build a better rapport with the students before testing and support them through the process of actually taking the test. If I come back before testing is complete, we run the risk of disturbing the educational flow they will have built and I want to make sure our students do their best!

Thank you for being understanding and supportive during this time. I know it’s difficult when a teacher goes on leave, but I know your students will be well taken care of and will continue to learn! I will check my email throughout my leave, just not daily. Please feel free to email me or Ms. Schneider with any questions! 

Thank you and have a wonderful day! 
Mrs. Vogelgesang

 

 

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