This is a very simple form I have been using with my students. It uses the smiley faces from the pain scale to make sure that the message is very clear. This form along with daily conversations has made my class a dream.
What I like about this is that it tells the "good" news first, and then it presents the difficulties as "challenges." I want the families to feel empowered by this knowledge, and giving them actionable information makes a huge difference.
Let me know if it works for you!