So my new school gave me a box of maxi pads. It’s normal at the start of a year for schools to give all the teachers bags of band aids for their students, since kids get lots of little cuts and need band aids all the time.
But, though I’ve worked at several campuses, I’ve never heard of a school including maxi pads in that supply bag. Of course, the student body at my new school is 75% female, so maybe that has something to do with it.
I’m not quite sure what to do here. Do the girls there know that teachers have this stockpile that can be dipped into as needed? But I can’t imagine any girl ever having an emergency so extreme that she’ll approach a male teacher and say, “Excuse me, do you happen to have any maxi pads on you?”
Or am I expected to make an announcement? “Attention everyone. FYI, I have a box of maxi pads in my desk. As you were.” I seriously can’t imagine a scenario where someone gets one of these from me, and it isn’t all kinds of creepy.
Advice is welcome.