That's what one of my students told me today. She is generally an amazing student and will give 100% on everything. I had her last year too and she often even made up her own things to help her practice (she'd make flashcards or write herself notes to study- as a 3rd grader!) I don't recall her EVER missing an assignment and she very often went above and beyond what was asked. She has an LD, but what she lacks in ability she makes up for in effort. She made over 2 years growth last school year alone. So needless to say, I was very surprised when her new gen ed teacher told me she suddenly hadn't turned in any homework all week. I asked her about it and she told me she'd been at her dad's house and he doesn't let them (she and her siblings) do homework because "they're not wasting their time with him on homework." I know her parents went through an extremely messy divorce last year and her mother speaks about him as if he is 100% out of the picture. I'm sure she doesn't let the girls see him except what is mandated by whatever divorce agreement they settled on. The student was very upset today becuase there is no after school program on wednesdays, and she was worried about not being able to do any of her homework. She even asked me if she could come to my room instead of breakfast club in the morning to do some work. I told her she could, but that's only a 20 minute block of time. The dad only speaks Spanish, so I can't simply call him up and ask about it. Mom speaks English well enough to talk to me some, but I don't want to mention it to her and catch the student in the middle of some big fight between them (plus, I'm sure "telling" on her ex-husband is not okay). Is there something I can do?