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Sample high school letter

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Welcome to Everett High School! As your child’s English teacher, I am looking forward to working with you to enhance your child’s learning experiences. From time to time I may be asking for your input and participation to help evaluate student growth and to help me plan instruction for your child. 

    There are two ways you can help your child be successful in this class. First, try to engage her/him in conversation about the ideas and activities presented in class. Second, try to get your child to read his/her essays to you aloud.  You might even try reading the essays aloud to your child. Then you can comment on places that sound exceptionally good and on those that may need additional work. I thank you in advance for taking an active role in your child’s education.

    In addition, it would be of great help to me if you could take the time to answer the questions on the back of this letter.  Thank you for your time. I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at Everett High School at 325-6600 or by e-mail. 

    *Parent-Teacher Conferences
    5 - 8 pm, Wednesday, October 4th.          


    Ms. McGonigal

    I have read and understand the course outline. 

    Student’s Name _____________________________

    Name of adult completing form _______________________________

    1.  What do you know about your child that you think I should know?

    2.  What are your child’s interests outside of school?


    3.  Does your child read at home?    Often     Some     Rarely      Never

    4.  Does your child enjoy reading?

    5.  Is your child a good reader? Why do you think so?


    6.  Is your child a good writer? Why do you think so?


    7.  In what situation(s) would you expect me to contact you?


    8.  How would you prefer to be contacted should the need arise?

    Home Phone #  ______________________________
              Best time to call  __________________

    Work Phone #  ______________________________

              Best time to call  __________________

    E-Mail  ________________________________________

              How often do you check your e-mail?


    *You will be able to check your child’s assignments and grades in English through a website. You will be receiving notice of this web address, and your username and password within the week. Please contact me if you do not receive this notice. Thank you.