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Posted on September 26, 2012 1:04 pm
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Matthew Sollers
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Parrent letters not delivered
I have couple of students who donít pass on important letters to their parents or guardians. Any advise?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 2, 2012 3:27 pm

uGamag
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Assuming that we're dealing with Elementary School Students. At the beginning of the school year, inform the parents that a weekly sealed envelope will be sent home on a set day with progress reports, important letter, etc. The parents will learn to expect to receive the sealed envelope on the specified day. This will ensure that parents and guardians will receive the necessary information.
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apazeR
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Great solution. This way parents are expecting the letters.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 2:52 am

Jenna Herberson
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I agree that making the parents aware will definitely help, as well as asking for the letter be brought back signed by the parent stating they read and understand what the teacher is sending home.
  Posted on: February 24, 2018 6:14 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 2, 2012 3:29 pm

Justin Mortenson
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This is a situation where you will want to try other means of communicating with the parents because communication via the student is not working. I would try a phone call in the middle of the day. Even though you may not be able to talk to them, you can still leave a message. This is opening up the dialogue with the parents, and will eventually lead to dealing with this situation appropriately.
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Solution 3
Posted October 2, 2012 2:51 pm

edaPab
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If I was a teacher in this situation, I would first figure out how many students did not pass the important letters on. If it was only a few students, I would maybe call those parents first. I would update them, from then on, as to when I would be sending important letters home so that the parents could look for and watch for the letters. If it was more then a few students to where calling home would take up too much time, another idea would be to have certain days that you said important paperwork or letters home. This way parents know to look for paperwork on that particular day.
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Solution 4
Posted October 6, 2012 12:24 pm

NeDema
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The letters should also be sent by e-mail to each parent. You could also mail the letters if need be. There should be consequences if the child does not hand the letters to the parent. A parent phone call is in order to discuss the content of the letter and also the behavior of the student.
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Solution 5
Posted October 2, 2012 3:24 pm

uremev
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If the student has a daily planner that needs to be signed by the parent I would place the letter in an envelope and staple this in the students planner with a note written in the planner. If this is still unsuccessful I would make a phone call home to the parents to ensure the message is received.
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Solution 6
Posted October 2, 2012 6:16 pm

tebyXu
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I would plan with the studentís parents to have an important notes folder. I will place any important notes in the folder and place the folder in the studentís bag at the end of every day. The parent would then know to check their childís folder in their backpack for important information.
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Solution 7
Posted October 2, 2012 2:55 pm

David Corrigan
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I would try to solve this problem by setting up an incentive for letters that come back signed. At the bottom of every important letter sent home would be a portion of the letter for the parent to sign, detach, and send back to school for proof of delivery. Each student who brings back the proof of delivery will receive 5 extra minutes of computer time. Those who do not bring their proof of delivery back will have to do seat work as the other students have free time on the computers.
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Solution 8
Posted October 2, 2012 3:17 pm

amaJud
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During the beginning of the year I would be sure to find out what is the best way to reach my student's parents. From that point I will then look at what students are not turning passing on the important letters to their parents or guardians, and contact their parents by which they preferred to be contacted. This way you can forward the letter to the parents through email, or if you reach them on the phone they will know to look for the paperwork when the student comes home.
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Solution 9
Posted October 9, 2012 11:29 pm

BeLyGe
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One possible solution would be to have a system that keeps track of how many letters are returned for every week or if not that many daily letters are being sent home make it monthly. For older students make all the letters returned an actual grade and for the younger ones give a reward for all the letter returned or some sort of acknowledgement that the papers were seen. You can even award more points or responsibility for more important papers. As well as make it a surprise as to which papers you are going to count.
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Solution 10
Posted October 11, 2012 9:50 am

Vivian Winston
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In the beginning of the year I would figure out the best way to communicate with each parent. Some may prefer to be contacted by email while others may need a phone call. I would then inform my students of how important it is to pass information along to their parents because if they do not, then they may miss out on something.
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Solution 11
Posted April 18, 2013 7:30 pm

ZeNyJe
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In this situation I would contact the parent and let them know that you have been sending handouts home for them. I would also get their emails so that future handouts can be directly sent to them and not have to depend on the student. I would also have a talk with the student to find out why they are having trouble getting the information to their parents.
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