So, I am trying to become a teacher and will be retaking my exam in September. As the school year approaches and I'm thinking of being a teacher myself I started thinking about my foster sons (soon to be adopted) teachers. We have had over 16 kids in our home but none were nearly as old as my son. He is 10 and going into 5th grade. He definitely threw us for a loop. He behaves AMAZING at home, (minus some normal, lying, acting out etc.) but at school...from what his teachers told me he is way less than respectful and had the principal called on him several times. Which NO ONE told me until the end of the year last year. He came home with no homework, which i was like okay cool he was telling me was finishing it at school or there was none. Then I got his report card and found out there was indeed homework. It was ending up in the trash in the after school program. No one contacted me to ask what happened to six months of homework but i know my son was also making claims that we weren't allowing him to do it at home or not allowing sufficient time...which I don't understand why no one called to confront me if this was a real claim. After Dojoing his teacher several times and never hearing back i involved the principal because my son was biting himself when becoming frustrated (he was claiming he was being bullied) on top of me not knowing what was going on with his grades. Turns out my son lied a LOT. He wasn't being bullied in fact he was creeping girls out and I can understand why after hearing what the teacher had to say. He was telling teachers one thing and me another, he was acting VERY terrible which i never knew so couldn't implement punishment at home...there was a lot more. To get to my question. So my son has less than stellar behavior at school and does not like school. He is behind like most foster kids and has several special needs in an IEP. If it were you to be his new teacher next year. Would you want to know ahead of time and conference with the parent to come up with a game plan? I planned to forewarn the teacher he has some interesting behaviors during meet the teacher then schedule a conference to go over in detail. Or would you prefer a clean slate to view him a few weeks in then I would conference later without preemptively being warned what we saw last year (and affecting the new teacher judgement). Something to note, he is attending a new school.