OP, wondering if you moved..and if they put your DS in 1st grade. My good friends moved to Ontario and their son who has a December birthday was placed in 4th grade even though he was going into 3rd here in Illinois. His aunt and uncle are both teachers there as well as his grandma who is also on the board of education and they all felt he should go into 4th due to the fact that nobody redshirts and he'd be off by a year for all sports etc. My friend (who is also from Ontario) was skeptical but they placed him in a 3/4 split and if need be will place him back in 3rd. It's only been a few weeks so she isn't sure how it's going, but so far so good.