This year, instead of sending home a wordy packet, I used Microsoft Word to create my "Welcome Letter" in the form of a brochure. I feel that it would be more convenient and accessible to the parent. Its small enough to hang on the refrigerator, so that it can be referred to often!
The brochure includes:
*Short welcome comment
*Communication- Phone, email, etc.
I am sharing this in hopes that it will save other teachers a ton of precious "summer" time! All you have to do is input your own school and class policies :) Hope this helps!