Last week my school sent out an email about our intent to return next year. Normally we call this a “Letter of Intent”, but this year it was a simple form to fill out in SurveyMonkey. lol!
This is not an official letter or contract, but it just lets the school know if we intend to return for hiring purposes. I replied right away because I really do love my students, co-workers, and many other things about life in Venezuela. I just hope nothing makes a turn for the worse, before the end of the school year.
Then, because I live in Venezuela, they sent us an email telling us that we had to start thinking about plane tickets. Now this seems like a bigger commitment! We also have rules about not leaving in the early morning or evening, because it is dangerous to drive at these times. This makes the decision to turn over total control to the school to arrange the flights a big decision.
Again, I decided to go for it and just tried to point the school toward a couple of flights that I would like to have since they are currently pretty cheap.
So, while the flights haven’t been booked yet (since I have to let someone else do that), I’ve made the commitment to return for another year.
Wow, that will make five years in Venezuela!
When does your school start asking for a letter of intent to return for another year? When does your school start booking flights?