School offices usually make sure that they have templates for all correspondence that they need to send to the board, suppliers, vendors, and parents.
These templates are then customized so that they can be used in any situation.
The most important correspondence within these is the one between the school and parents.
Since it is the school’s duty to keep the parents abreast of things happening at school, particularly with their children, it is important to be able to communicate with them in writing.
One of the most common problems in schools is missing homework. In the event that a student has come to school without his or her homework (especially if he or she has been doing this a lot), an administrator or a teacher will be required to write to the parents and inform them.
Sending in a formal letter stating the details of the situation including how many times it has happened and how you feel it can be managed, is imperative.
The thing about writing letters to parents pointing out missing homework is that every situation is different, so predefined templates may not work.
If you have found yourself to be in a situation such as this, you will need to know exactly what it is that you need to write in such a letter.
Here is an example:
Sample Letter to Parents About Missing Homework
St. Peter’s School
81 Upland Road
Essex Junction, VT 18302
Tel: (000) 222-2222
April 7, 2022
Mrs. Patricia Wright
22 Hillcrest Road
Essex Junction, VT 01560
Dear Mrs. Wright:
This is with reference to your daughter, Amelia Wright, who is a Grade 4 student at St. Peter’s School. It has come to my attention that Amelia has been erratic in bringing her homework to school for a few months now, despite several reminders in her homework diary.
I have personally looked through Amelia’s previous files and see no inclination of a problem of this sort in the past. She has been a great student during the 3 years which is why this matter is of great concern to me. Since this is not a fleeting matter, I suggest that you look into why her homework is missing so often.
The homework that she has missed in the last 3 weeks is attached to this letter. I suggest that you supervise her and ensure that homework is put in her school bag. If there is anything that I can do to provide assistance during this time, please feel free to get in touch with me.