My son is in 7th grade. We have had numerous notes from the teachers saying he doesn't bring his work and/or books to class. We have a planner that he writes his assignments in everyday and the teacher initials it. We started this because he didn't do a weeks worth of homework and has 5 zeros in math as a result. He was grounded and over the weekend he had to do all 5 assisgnments in addition to his normal homework. The math ended up being a total of 180 problems. I sat down with him and we went over the problems that he missed. Today at school he was supposed to meet with the teacher during lunch and turn the work in. He still didn't turn the assignments in! I thought this weekend would have made an impact on him, but evidently it didn't. Grounding him does not seem to make a difference. We are in constant contact with his teachers, we review his grades online. I'm not sure what to do from here.