The Daily Communication Folder has been extremely helpful in communicating throughout the year with parents. Many parents email questions or concerns, but I still have many that write notes and our school policy requires all transportation changes to be in written form. Instead of digging around in the bottom of a book bag at bus call, all parents know I will be checking folders each morning. On "Meet Your Teacher Day," I give each student this folder and explain to the student and the parent how the folder works (see http://hollsteinherd.blogspot.com/ for details). This is the perfect time to give out the Student Information Sheet. The Student Information sheet contains most of the information in our computer system with some additional questions. I keep these sheets in a notebook file for easy access.