I'm being blamed for a child failing math, and I don't teach math.
10302017, 05:02 PM


I teach 5th and we are partially departmentalized. We have a homeroom class for reading, and we switch with our partner for math and science. I teach the science.
Get an email from high maintenance parent whose child is perfect. She is livid and "shocked" about the math grade on the report card. Parent states that she has always struggled in math, but grade has never been that low and how the hell did I allow this to happen without a note home.
Since I *DON'T TEACH MATH* I reminded parent that progress reports had been sent home at 3 weeks and 6 weeks, graded papers are sent home weekly, and she can access grades at any time on the online portal. Also, since I don't teach the f***ing math class, any communication regarding math would come from math teacher and not me.
She responded, and it's STILL MY FAULT since I am apparently supposed to be a psychic and know what she is struggling with in math, and since I am the homeroom teacher I should be "reaching out to her with concerns."
Did I mention I don't teach math?
