Parent-teacher communication forms: what to include.
Find out what to include on parent-teacher communication forms to keep parents up to date on their child’s schoolwork.
Good communication between parents and teachers is essential for children’s education — but it can also be challenging. Parent-teacher communication forms can make it easier to share information between school and home. Here are some tips on what to include on parent contact forms for teachers.
The basic structure for parent communication forms.
Teachers use parent-teacher communication forms to inform parents about how their child is doing at school — from reporting behavioral issues to praising the child for great performance on online homework. To make your contact forms effective, include at least:
- School name and teacher name
- Your contact information
- Child’s name
- Type of issue
- Space for additional information
It’s best to use simple tick boxes or numbered scales on your form. This way the parents can quickly read and understand your feedback.
Use a communication log.
Another type of parent communication form you may want to use is a communication log. These logs help you track when and why you tried contacting parents. A communication log should include:
- The student’s name
- Parent name(s) and contact info
- Date of contact
- Who you tried to contact and how
- Why you tried to contact them
- Room for additional notes
Share communication forms with ease.
Once you’ve created your communication form in an office software, it’s a good idea to convert it into a PDF. PDF files are easy to share and parents can view them on practically any computer or mobile device.
With Adobe Acrobat you can quickly convert almost any file into a PDF and immediately share it. In addition, you can split and combine PDFs, fill and sign forms, add comments, and much more. You can also convert PDFs online with Acrobat online services.
Discover more ways Acrobat can help you with your teaching job.