One thing that works for me is to write stuff down, so here it goes. We are up and running again as a Grade 8 and 9 Alternative School. While we anticipated more Grade 8's this year, it turns out our program is running 75% Grade 9 and 25% Grade 8. We adapting in real time (as alternative programs are apt to do).
I am fortunate to have got about the best imaginable new teaching partner in Mr. J. Caswell!. He balances some of my peculiarities quite nicely (he may agree or disagree as per his choice). One thing is for sure, he is tireless in his effort to create a safe place for all students in both our program and school as a whole. As the Templeton SOGI lead and sponsor of our Pride Club he has shown great leadership for the students we serve.