That's funny, Dazed, because I was just reading your thread about the TIVO and thinking that sounds like DS! LMom, yes, good idea. Let them know he's distressed, and that's why we need x, y, z. Interesting thought to HS the rest of this year as a test. We had actually thought that we'd pull him out early only if we decide to HS next year, i.e., why wait. But a trial run could be interesting. Of course, that might destroy our rapport with the school system.
I also think that his stomachaches might be caused by allergies, not stress, and that he's had three years of being told to ignore it. I plan to call the pediatrician tomorrow on that one.