I check my calendar. In two days, I am to visit a school to observe teachers during writing workshop. I have not been to this school for over a month. I send the principal an email confirming my anticipated day. I want to be sure I am expected, since it takes over an hour to get to the school.
I wait all day for a response. None.
I wait the next day, still no response. This is unusual for this principal.
At 8:39 p.m. I get a text. “I’m so sorry, I just saw your email. Perhaps we should reschedule. One of the teachers is out sick. There would be few teachers to see tomorrow. So sorry for cancelling so late!”
That message put a spring into my step as I prepared for bed. It’s a snow day for me, but there’s no snow. I can sleep in, if I want to. I can read all day, if I want to. I have freedom to plan my day.
That school day will be rescheduled when everyone is back and healthy. I’m just glad I didn’t get up early, drive an hour, and not be able to do my job. A snow day with no snow is perfect!