I use this product at the beginning of the school year and when I get a new student. When parents come to meet the teacher I have them fill this out before they leave for the night. If the student doesn't attend meet the teacher night, I send it home the first day of school. Students return the paper to me the next day. It allows me to gain a little background knowledge on each of my students. I keep this paper in each individual students file all year long. I hope you enjoy!