I just got my questionairre....so I guess my summons will be in 2-4 weeks. For some reason they seem to be working their way through the staff at my school. I think I am the 5th one since school started in August. Weird!
I got called for jury duty on our first teacher work day in August. No inservice day, but MY work day. I wasn't about to give that up. I called and asked for a postponement. This was in TX. I would call and see what they say.
I had one for next week but was able to get a postponement to January. I'm hoping I won't actually have to go, but at least it will be at a little quieter time. Have you checked to see if a postponement is a possibility?
Some counties will let you off for just asking. Others will make you do it no matter what your excuse. So it really depends on where you are.
I was told one time that I had a better chance of getting out of it if I told them that I really want to do it, but this wasn't a good time. They are more likely to let you off if they know you aren't just trying to get out of it.
One of our teachers said she never sends back the surveys because they can't prove that she ever got it. But DH forgot one time and he got a thing saying that a warrant would be put out for his arrest if he didn't send it back.
I have gotten out of it on breaks because of the only caregiver thing. Although last time they had the nerve to tell me to have my DH call in sick, then asked about grandparents, siblings when I said DH couldn't take sick days for MY jury duty. I finally told them I would be HAPPY to do it during the regular school year and they never called back.
I have also gotten out of it when I was student teaching (hardship- would have delayed my graduation), due to pregnancy (told them I HAD to pee A LOT!), and due to breastfeeding (needed regular breaks to pump).