New Teacher
Early Parent Communications

Establishing expectations includes communicating and building rapport with parents. This could be the first assignment of the year. A good way to start this is a note home on the first day of school. This letter may include:


Once you have opened the doors of communication with parents, you're on the road to developing a trusting relationship. There are several ongoing means of communication such as phone calls, newsletters, progress reports, notes, happy-grams, volunteering and conferences. Here are some general tips for fostering effective communication.

How to communicate

Frequency of communication