Today I received a four page letter informing me know I had violated our school's homework policy by assigning too much work. Child spent three hours doing homework and couldn't get it done. Child didn't tell mom that she had 30min. in class to complete pages, or that the reading page and math packet were assigned earlier in the week. We do reading sheets every week. Class had two extra sheets as talking (child included) didn't allow us to do these in class. I asked other students how long the four sheets total took them anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Child has waited until last minute before -always someone else's fault. Also letter goes on to let me know I have not helped child prepare for perserverance award(started in November) and now that the deadline is two weeks past they are angry they didn't get award. Never mind everyone was reminded of goals, etc several times throughout the year. I even gave them a two week extention! Now she is writing her child is devistated by being overlooked for award again. Father has for the past two nights asked me 10-15 minutes of questions about award and requirements. I have been at the school one year, they've been here four! Mother then throws it in my face she has to work( lucky I don't?), and her mother and sister died this year. I have bent over backwards to help child throughout year and now this. Would you respond? My principal was great saying she is giving me her guilt, and to let it go.