Download: Back-to-school introduction letters

By Amanda Morin

Expert reviewed by Bob Cunningham, EdM

Introduction Letter for Grade-SchoolersPDF

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Introduction Letter for Middle-SchoolersPDF

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How can you help your child get the school year off to a good start? Giving an introduction letter to the teacher is a great option. A back-to-school letter helps the teacher get to know your child’s strengths and what your child needs help with.

These letters are set up in a way so kids can fill them out on their own (or with a little help from you). There’s one for older kids and one for younger kids. You can use the one for older kids as a guide to write a more traditional letter, if you and your child prefer.

Key takeaways

  • Use a 3×3 card to introduce teachers to your child’s strengths and challenges.

  • Fill out (and keep handy) a contact list for who to call at your child’s school.

  • Avoid homework battles by putting together a homework contract with your child.

About the author

About the author

Amanda Morin is the author of “The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education” and the former director of thought leadership at Understood. As an expert and writer, she helped build Understood from its earliest days. 

Reviewed by

Reviewed by

Bob Cunningham, EdM has been part of Understood since its founding. He’s also been the chief administrator for several independent schools and a school leader in general and special education.


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