dentify and use families' preferred modes of communication. Consider the following questions: Who in the family prefers to communicate with the school? What forms of communication does he or she prefer, such as phone, text, or email? What time of day does he or she prefer to be contacted?
Provide classroom and school newsletters written in a casual and friendly style and that inform families of schoolwide and classroom-specific events, activities, and lessons.
Use home-school notebooks to facilitate daily communication.
Provide quick and effective responses to families' questions and concerns.