Help! It's only the fourth week of school and one of my homeroom kids is already way behind on his math assignments. I am only his homeroom teacher and not his math teacher but for some reason it is up to me to follow up with this child and his parents and make sure the message is getting across that this is not ok. Our school does not offer any before, during or after school detention. What is another alternative for getting this child to get assignments finished and turned in on time. He is a fifth grader and almost seems to be slipping backwards with his behavior. I am so frustrated. This is going to be a very long year if he keeps this up. Also, Mom and Dad are in denial that there is a problem. She wants me to "check in his binder" maybe he just forgets to turn it in. I checked - nothing.