I think we all share the same child. My son is in 10th grade and this has been going on since day one. He has an agenda he's supposed to write his h.w. in and then at the end of the day go to his locker check the agenda and get the books necessary to study and do h.w. This doesn't usually get done. Half the time he doesn't write anything down. It's a good thing he's so smart, otherwise he'd fail. He soaks everything in class. H.w., forget about it. He aces all his quizes and test, and if he'd only do his h.w. he'd be a straight A student. He starts off poorly but by the end of the quarter he usually pulls off a B somehow. All his teachers have email and they send out progress reports and I've been able to communicate with this teachers over email. This has worked somewhat since he knows that I'm aware of the tasks he needs to complete.
I know how frustrating this is. SOmetimes I feel like I"M the students since I'm so concerened about it and I feel like he's not. It's only week 2 and he's back to his old ways. Good luck to you, and the rest of us!
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