This is a tip sheet we mail out to parents of all of our freshmen before the school year starts.
The tip sheet addresses issues such as grades, goals, communication, common pitfalls, and even some don'ts for parents. Since, as a counselor, we see so many of these issues arise during the year, we felt that sending out a tip sheet might help. I am not sure if the sheet did or did not help, but it has been well-received.
The file is Word format. It can be easily altered to fit your needs.