I have tried numerous phone numbers for certain kids and I have even asked our social worker for alternate phone numbers. I'm sure some parents will answer and some will not. I am well aware that we are salaried and I probably work about 15 hours days right now. I just prefer to work at home rather than stay at school. My friend is a first year teacher in my school and she takes no work home but arrives at 6 and leaves at 6:30-7. Anyways, I'm not complaining that they want us to call from school but I just wish there was another way to get in touch with parents!! Sorry to derail the thread.