"Hello, My name is M and Im C's Resource Support teacher. S (school psychiatric) forwarded me your email and I wanted to let you know that we share your concerns and would like to help. I have read his IEP and it looked like the previous district recommended C receive 55 minutes a month of support services and speech twice a month. We will be holding a 30 day placement meeting soon to examine if the placement recommendation is successful or if C might need the services adjusted. If you can let me know your availability, Ill get the meeting scheduled immediately. Thanks! Right now I see C 5 times a week for nearly an hour each time. I also have been stamping his notebook to have him come to additional support sessions (beyond the 5 he already sees me) in order to get caught up on the work hes missed. He has buddied up a bit with some of the other students in our resource class but with his more advanced placement in math his schedule is a bit different than the other students. Well work on trying to get him paired up with some students during lunch break so he doesnt feel so alone. I know its really hard to go to a new school especially when youve already started the year someplace else. C and I talked about it but he said he was okay. Thanks for sharing more information on that one, well use it as a jumping off point to get him more involved during lunch and with his other classes. I am concerned about C's work both in and out of the classroom. Christian has not been completing his homework once he leaves campus. In his resource period he is given time to begin his homework with teacher support. Weve also been working on getting organized and tracking down missing assignments. C has had a lot of trouble writing down his daily homework assignment which might be part of the reason that hes not doing all of his homework. All of the assignments are posted on the TeWinkle website every day if C forgets to write them down. Also, he can go on School Loop to check to see what hes missing and check out the teacher web pages. Yesterday I suggested to C that he come and work with me after school until 4 to get his homework finished. He said that you picked him up, so do you think this could be an option? I know hes been here only a week but we really dont want him to fall farther behind. As far as during class, C has not really been participating in his Math or English classes. Both teachers came to me with concerns, so I sat down with C yesterday and asked him if the math was too hard. He said he didnt understand but that he finally did yesterday. We talked about how he needed to ask the teacher for help if he was stuck. He could have even asked me for help, which may have been easier since we work together in such a small group and its less intimidating. I also talked with him about how hes not the only student who has questions and that when he asks a question hes really helping the whole class, not just himself. Also, we use Common Core math at TeWinkle and a lot of it uses group and partner work. Ill talk to his teacher to see if we can pair him up with some students that he might feel more comfortable speaking with and sharing. All of C's teachers are available twice a week during school time to provide additional help if he has questions. I pulled him in with me yesterday to get caught up but can definitely send him to any one of the single subject teachers instead. We all want him to feel comfortable and successful. I will talk to the Speech and Language therapist to see what we have in the way of social group support. I know that we do a lot of that at the elementary level but Im also new to the middle school this year and am not completely familiar with the entirety of the services on the secondary level. If you dont mind, I will forward your email to the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to get her recommendations. Thanks again for contacting us. His IEP was very basic and we dont have his other file information yet from the previous school district, so any information you share is extremely helpful. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you need anything else. I respond best to email, but am on campus from 8-4 or so every day." I received this email from his Special Education teacher this morning. easy child will be back on his medications on Monday so hopefully that will help along with the school resource teacher and speech therapist. Sounds like they are going to help him make a few friends too so hopefully he won't feel so lost and alone.