October 23rd. A fairly insignificant date. But to principals this year, it was the date they couldn’t wait for as it was to signal mid-term break, and for most of them, their first day off work since mid-February when there was a small mutterings about a virus that had come from Wuhan in China and seemed to be causing problems in Italy where bunches of teenagers were skiing on their transition year school trips. However, for many school leaders having a break didn’t happen. In this episode, I discuss the week charting one principal’s journey through 6 cases of COVID19.