To eliminate the problem of missing homework and to communicate with parents at the same time, I created a missing homework slip students must fill-out every time they do not turn in completed homework. The slip is designed to hold students accountable for their work and to inform parents (with a parent signature) that their child did not turn in the homework.
After the student fills it in, I check it, give it back to them for a parent signature and they must return it to me the following day. If they don't that is when I call home!
The product is in Word (so you can change the wording and the font) or in a PDF so you can keep the font and print right from the file.