disparate cries for help" because Dimwitted Daniel has an F in the class.
So my emailed response explains that if he had looked at my schedule on the syllabus, he could have seen that I was in class and, therefore, unwilling/unable to check email during that hour, making me unavailable, rather than "negligent and imcompassionate." The email also reminds him that we have only had two assignments due, one of which he did not turn in, which obviously means he will have an F because he's only done half of the work so far. This is no cause for panic. As he completes more assignments, his grade will hopefully go up.
In Dimwitted Daniel's case, however, I'm not sure that will be the case.