I send this form home at the beginning of the school year with all the other forms that the school send home. In my welcoming letter, I thank the parents for taking the time to fill out yet another form but tell them that it is a great benefit that helps me get to know their student. It also gives me a lot of information very quickly should an emergency happen.
I have sent this home and gotten a better response on it than I ever get on the forms that the school sends home. If you don't use this one, please think about sending home a form that asks the students likes or dislikes or what the parents would like for their child.