I check difficult child's grades online every day. I haven't been as diligent about emailing or calling the teachers lately because they said they will either plug in an A or F to the assignments or tests online on the template so that they can type in the next row, while they're waiting for the kid to actually turn in an assignment. So at first when I saw an F anywhere, I'd call immediately, but they'd tell me not to worry--it's just a place marker. Well, the tech-ed teacher has only been in touch once. I emailed him today because I saw about 5 Fs and thought there's no way difficult child could have flunked all those assignments, or that the teacher was that far behind in grading. Turns out difficult child has been sitting in class talking and the Fs are real. I'm having him do a poster at home tonight, and the teacher will give difficult child the handouts again. difficult child will be lucky to slide through with-a D. I am not allowing him to take his phone to class any more, either. He will have to drop it off at the ofc. If that doesn't work, he will just have to leave it at home. Grrr.