As a current student and mother at the beginning of the
school year we are all given calendars the months marked when a project is due
major test=S. A. T. We are sent weekly news letters sent by the principal
and teachers also include notes with important reminders for parents.
In retrospect, you went beyond your responsibility to remind the parents
of this special assignment. In addition, the student is of the age to
understand the consequence. What is her mother really teaching this
child, not to be responsible? By "bullying" get's you what you
want Teachers could only do so much. Teachers need the cooperation and
involvement of parents. This parent was out of line and has placed blamed
at the wrong person. She signed the notes you called her several
times. What more did she suggest for you to do in order to attend her responsibility,
(her child). For you to drive to her house personally give her an
invitation! PLEASE, I COULD GO ON AND ON IN SOME MANY LEVELS. You are not
doing her a favor by giving her another chance. If she goes to college
(THAT'S A BIG "IF"), she will be in for a very rude awaking.
The reminders are given to the students not there parents! No one will send
notes to her home, or make a phone call to reminder her she needs to turn in
her assignment. If it is not turned in you receive a 0 no questions or
objections. If parents do not teach their children responsibility at a
young age trying to teach them responsibility at a high school level will be
touch for everyone involved.
And you might as well consider yourself a glorified baby sitter!
Sorry for sounding so tough and I hate to say it that way. Do not Let
these types of parents bully you into bending the rules, when you put in a lot
of effort to communicate with them.