Son has been having difficulty in science class because labs are done in groups. Son had difficulty with groups, not the labs. I explained this to the teacher when she called over a week ago. I explained this AGAIN to the ESE coordinator after she forwarded an email from the teacher complaining that son was still refusing to do labs. Ended up writing a long letter to all parties involved because getting a meeting time was proving difficult (10Q again for everyone's help with that) explaining yet AGAIN that the problem was the groups, not the labs. Today I got an email from the teacher, "I have no problem setting up your son to do labs by himself" REALLY?????????????? So why have we been going around in circles here? UHG! by the way I think we will still have our meeting tomorrow - YAY! So, now that I've put that to "rest" I can focus on the letter that got sent home for DD1 last week. Due to her outstanding state assessment scores, and new legislation, she is eligible for acceleration via Virtual School. Hmmm sounds interesting. If I wish, "To further discuss this further" (yup, direct quote) I am to contact her guidance counselor. So I did. So far, nobody has brought her into the loop. She's never heard of such a thing and doesn't know who to direct me to because the lady that handled that stuff last year was moved into a different position. OK, so I go home and start researching online. the webpage that is cited on the information sheet does not have much more information than the paper I have in my hand. No contact information for that program. General contact link goes to email. So, I decide to call the principal pf the school, see if she has more information. After all, her signature is on this information sheet. Ah, nope. However, she did direct me to the District's elementary program coordinator. I've got a message in to her because she was at lunch when I called. So the left hand has no clue what the right hand is doing. It may even be possible that the right hand has no clue what it is doing. It just really steams me because they expect our kids to, be organized, communicate effectively, and be responsible for their actions, yet time and time again, they don't seem to be practicing these skills themselves. Oh, and I can't just blow this acceleration thing off because they sent this note home with DD1 WITHOUT an envelope or even folding it in half and stapling it, so she read it and really wants to do this because she's BORED with all the easy work.