Then I recieved an email today from the principal of the Middle School. The teacher who "requested" my son be in his class. (That has never happened before) Said he met difficult child two years ago when difficult child was in 6th grade and they were able to talk and became quite close. He said difficult child is a "great kid". Well, the email I recieved said he and the other resource teacher for eighth grade have left the school during the summer. Principal suggested I have a meeting with her, new vice principal and go over difficult child's schedule and new placement. Then have a meeting with his new teachers. So..what do I say? If word of mouth travels from other teachers the new teachers will hear of difficult child and his reputation. If the new teachers read his record they will already have their minds made up. (hope not) If I meet with them, I don't know what to even say. I don't want to give them a negative impression of difficult child. We work so hard on social behavior and skills. Some days are better than others. I am really afraid now and have no idea what to do. difficult child already has such high anxiety when he thinks of returning to school because of the threats he has gotten from this one other boy. I try to assure him he is safe. Now to break the news that he will be getting a brand new teacher. Really scary. I don't want him to try to manipulate a new teacher. And I don't want to say anything negative to new teacher. Help!!