Changing Pads or Tampons When You Have Your Period During School Dear BeingGirl Experts, How do you deal with your period, e.g., changing your pads/tampons without getting caught in school? Sara --- Dear Sara, Your period will probably not come flowing out heavily immediately from the start. It is more likely that you will notice some dampness or wetness and excuse yourself to the restroom to find that it has begun. You should be carrying your menstrual protection in a backpack or purse, so you take that with you to the bathroom. Changing during class breaks or lunch makes the most sense. If you aren't sure when your period is due, wear an Always pantiliner daily and avoid any accidents. Also, check out the location in your school where emergency menstrual products are kept. Sometimes it is with the school nurse, the health/physical education teacher or even the school secretary. Hope this helps, Your BeingGirl Experts Want to know why you get your period during school? Get answers from BeingGirl.com.