Even with video conferencing and other technological advancements in parent-teacher communication, forms and documents are by far the most regular form of interaction many parents will have with their child’s teacher or their school. There’s no shortage of forms that parents will have to read, sign, or initial when it comes to schooling.
Some of these forms have to exist for legal reasons or because of potential liability. If a teacher is taking the class on a field trip, parents need to sign off on it first, for example. Online forms make this kind of involvement easier and quicker, and they also allow more information to be shared.
Send educational reasons behind a field trip along in a PDF with a permission slip. Deliver a summary or a curriculum to coincide with report cards. Because certain forms must be reviewed and signed by parents, they can be the perfect venue to share information and involve parents in aspects of schooling.