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Re: bad subs (Barb)


From: Felsecker (felsecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 15 2000 - 21:33:37 PDT

You are absolutely right and I bet alot of sub folders will be adjusted
with that very important information. Thanks for the insight!
Barb F.
----- Original Message -----
From: Kimberly Herbert <>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2000 9:50 PM
Subject: RE: bad subs (Barb)

> I know it is a privacy issue, but emergency medical information should be
> available in some form. When I was subbing, a student in another room
> went into diabetic shock. The kids had pulled several pranks, including a
> fake asthma attack. The diabetic child was a ringleader of the trouble.
> when he told the sub he needed to go get his sugar tested, she assumed it
> was another prank. Fortunately the student walked out of the room and
> the hall to the room I was in (the whole grade level was out observing
> scheduling at another school). He asked me to tell the other sub he was
> diabetic. I did and sent him down to the nurse with a trustworthy student.
> The nurse sent back a note that he needed sugar and to lie down. It can be
> simple as a notice that you have students who have the following problems
> and that the teacher next door knows the names if the sub should need
> Also emergency procedures on dealing with asthma attacks, diabetes, and
> epileptic seizures should be in your sub folder if you have students with
> these medical conditions.
> Kimberly Herbert (
> CAM Administrator
> San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felsecker []
> Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2000 4:17 PM
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk
> Subject: Re: bad subs (Barb)
> Hi Holly:
> I think that in most schools nowadays, finding a sub is getting more
> more difficult, that's for sure. We teachers are also called upon, if
> are no subs available, to help out our fellow teachers and we are also
> compensated.
> I make sure that I have current seating charts (with those students
> can be a hassle at times, circled), explicit instructions (down to the
> detail), times of classes, times of prep period, where the nearest lounge
> is, who to contact in case of questions and problems, AND I leave my
> personal phone number if they need me in an emergency. I ALWAYS call the
> sub (early in the morning I am to be gone) with verbal instructions. I
> sympathize with subs and I know that if I was a sub, I'd want to be
> with respect and consideration too.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
> Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2000 3:45 PM
> Subject: Re: bad subs (Barb)
> > In a message dated 10/15/00 4:40:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> >
> > << Aren't you able to "request" certain subs you CAN trust with your
> classes?
> > We have the option of requesting whomever we feel can handle the day
> without
> > any mishaps. I keep a mental list of those I'd NEVER want and those
> > I'd trust totally.
> > Barb F. >>
> >
> > In my middle school, we can't GET subs, the kids are so difficult. The
> > regular teachers here have to cover an absent teacher's class, giving up
> > their prep or professional period. The teacher gets compensated though.
> > Holly :0)
> >
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