I need some advice. My sister recently passed away in an accident and I am starting a new TT job this fall. I have to teach 2 classes this semester. I am wondering what my options are at this point in terms of time off. I haven't officially started this new position as the first day of the semester is the last week of August. Can others please share with me what kind of options they might have been given in the face of this unfortunate event? I searched for bereavement policies in the school but have not found anything specific.