So I have a voicemail left as text message from yesterday that I just see this morning from the guidance counselor for mr busy. He says, he wondered if I remembered him as we haven't talked since I enrolled the "kids" 2 years ago in the school and that he'd like to talk to me about my son first thing in the morning. I called him. Remember now his words above....he has not spoken to me since 2 years ago August! The call was in regards to "several teachers" referral of my son's hygiene. Non specific mind you too. If you've read my most recent thread then you know that just this past Friday his case manager of SPED handed him 2 things of deodorant. Now we're at a week later. What I can tell you of my son is this....he is forced to take a shower every other day (he may miss a day once in a while like a week here or there) but this is something we do mandatorily. He puts on fresh clothes everyday. What he DOESN'T do is change the zippered sweatshirt he wears everyday as a jacket but also wears ALL day long! IT STINKS! I have tried desperately to get him to do so. He has 4-5 total sweatshirts so he could do so but always says "he doesn't or can't find" which is bull. I try to get that sweatshirt washed over the weekend every week but during week it's impossible to get it away from him long enough to wash and dry so he has for the next morning and mornings are cold. He won't wear anything else either. It's an anxiety/comfort thing with him. Other then that, his breath smells like poop! He's always had bad breath and has been to dentist/ENT and dr about it. It's about brushing teeth and scraping tongue consistently and well....he's a difficult child and that's just not happening! So I explain not only the above to the guidance counselor but also ask him if he's even aware that difficult child has a worker who sees him in school as well as home, if he's aware of the issues we are dealing with over all (the failing classes, the bullying, the teachers, etc). The fact that we are struggling just to get him TO school daily (he's been late 13 times this year but I GET him there!) as he wants nothing to do with school, that one in particular. That this is only a tiny portion of what we are trying to deal with with him and I wish it were the ONLY thing. That we are certainly well aware of it and dealing with it and I would have believed the teachers to ALL be aware of this too. Basically I think I gave off the vibe as in "why are you calling me for something so trivial" as this as his in school isn't he?? As a matter of fact, some of the classes he WAS failing he is now brought grades up to a D so it's just 2 classes he is failing now and they are teachers we are having problems with (1 is that teacher who sent me in appropriate request). I mean do they not realize that kids are going to pick on him for it anyway? We are and it bothers us, especially knowing he has bullying issues we're trying to address. Do they REALLY think we are blind and NOT doing anything about it and just are like....oh no...you don't have to take a shower...go around stinking.....really??? And for him to not give names of teachers? Gee, teachers could have easily emailed me personally as well right? Oh and even the SPED case manager who speaks to me often and emails me directly all the time....why didn't SHE speak to me before demeaning my son (suppose he DID have a medical issue)? I'm telling you this school ....STINKS! Not just my son!