I feel bad for this student because he was in danger of retention in 5th grade and hasn't come to extra help no matter how many times I asked. I attempted to call his father once and was told to "call back." I got no response when I called back. This student has very few skills and huge gaps in knowledge & will likely fail my class. I finally got in touch with his father yesterday who didn't seem too concerned when I said his son had an F but said he can come to extra help. (The kid doesn't come because he has football??) He said he had customers and didn't have any more time to talk. I get that, but he could at least send me a follow up email. At this point, I do feel like it is on the parents to get their kid extra help.