August-September: Crazy mad chaos as the school year begins. Health alerts, unhappy teachers, demanding parents, medication issues, and the always embarrassing moment when you discover two months into the school year you didn't realize you had an epileptic student on board...that sort of thing.
October-November: Hearing and vision screenings all over the place. Mail out referrals that will either be ignored or returned to sender. IEPs and other paperwork.
December-January: Christmas break! Listen to teacher's complain about so-and-so who still can't see the board.
February-March: Morale sinks as the budget proposals and kinks are worked out.
April: No one in education is happy as next year's changes are finalized (e.g. school closings) and state testing approaches. Spring break is a brief, but only brief, respite from the unhappiness.
May-June: Coast into summer. Clean up the medication cabinets, realize with some embarrassment that you've let some expire, or never actually got the right medication authorization paperwork, and breathe a sigh of relief at the epi-pens that went unused. Testing is over, teachers are nicer, parents trust you, and you have two months vacation approaching. The insanity that has happened over the last 9 months is forgotten, and life is good.
It's been a long year, but we're coasting into break now (particularly with that lice policy off my plate). Happy Friday!