We have heard from some teachers that their principal, or someone from the District, has contacted them through email or phone while they are on the first 20 days of a sick leave.  This increases the stress on members who are already ill.  Further, information given to the District might be used to later suggest that the use of sick time was inappropriate.  We strongly urge members to not respond to emails or phone calls from the District while you are on the first 20 days of sick leave. Please contact Gavin Slade-Kerr at hs@surreyteachers.org if the District does attempt to contact you.