I always have parents sign any assignment in which the student received a failing grade. That way at midquarter or report card time there shouldn't be any surprises to the parents. This is a lot of work, keeping up with the papers that went home and making sure I got them back. How does everyone else handle this? Of course, students should be responsible for taking everything home, but we all know some of them conveniently forget to show their parents the less than stellar grades!