And then the shelter-in-place news came, smack dab in the middle of the very (virtual) meeting yesterday in which we were discussing these details. It was decided that the signup would not go out until the exact requirements of the shelter-in-place were known.
I woke up, did my usual routine of making coffee and emptying the dishwasher, reading while the coffee brewed, and checking my home email. "I'll just pop on over to my work email to see if the signup schedule has been posted," I thought to myself.
The official word had been posted: shelter-in-place would start Wednesday at 12am. Our principal sent an email past my bedtime amending the schedule to pick up supplies--and it started at 630a, today.
I wanted to be one of the first groups in, so I could unlock the library door and display a signout sheet for materials in case teachers needed books. I signed up for the 815a slot. By 845a, this is what was being loaded into my car.
No early morning Slicing, no exercise, no second cup of coffee. But I do have peace of mind, knowing that I'll be earning my pay over the next two weeks as I process books and support my teachers.