Did anyone see this in the news? A 4K teacher sent a letter to all her students about some of them being dirty and smelly all the time. I can't say I blame the teacher much, but maybe she should have said something to the school social worker or nurse, rather than sending a letter home to everyone. I think that if a child is chronically dirty, it is a situation that needs to be looked into. When I was little, I was abused and neglected--sent to school with matted hair and wearing the same clothes for a week. My parents were mentally ill, and weren't capable of taking care of me. But no one did anything. There was also a girl with very bad BO in my school, and no one would play with her. Turns out her parents were hoarders, and their house was dilapidated and had cats and dogs that pooped and peed all over the house. I know this because she became my friend and I had been to her house.
If a kid is that dirty or smelly all the time, something is wrong. It's not just a kid being dirty, it's a symptom of a much bigger problem.