It’s not out of the ordinary for your child to not do their homework; however, as a parent it is important to let the teacher know that you’re aware of this, and will handle this accordingly. There’s no more appropriate way than to write a formal letter to your child’s teacher explaining the delay.
In the letter, you should be clear about the reason for the late homework. Whether you and your child were busy with a family matter, or your child was just being lazy, you should be honest as to make sure that you and the teacher are on the same page. If you say something else, then the teacher will behave according to that, and not only will it harm the child it will also encourage lying.
You should also mention how you’re going to prevent this from happening again. If you aren’t sure how to do that, you can ask the teacher in the letter, because they have a lot of experience with children. Here’s how to do this:
February 19, 2017
Ms. Roxanne Fetcher
Bridgeway Primary School
854 East Street
San Diego, CA 65221
Dear Ms. Fetcher:
I am very sorry that Gregory was late with his homework assignment again. I realize that this is becoming a habit. I would like to know if you detect any other signs of strange behavior in class as well.
I want you to know that ever since I have started working full time; my son has been shrugging off his studies, because I am not there to make him do it. I cannot apologize enough for his current state in academics. I have hired a tutor who will help him get his homework done and help him out with his studies under my sister’s supervision, while I am at work. Hopefully, this will be the end of this.
I would like to know if you have any suggestions about how to improve Gregory’s creative writing skills as well, for I have noticed that he is scoring particularly low in that department. You can contact me via my cellphone: (555) 555 0123 do discuss this with me and tell me anything else I should know. Do let me know if there is need to have a meeting to discuss this matter.