At the beginning of the school year, another relationship that is important to foster is the one you have with parents and caregivers of your students. (See my previous post about relationships with people in your school.) You'll want to plan ahead a little bit and decide what will work best for you. Communication is key to building that relationship. When parents feel like they are informed and know what is going on, they will bend over backward to help and support you in return. On my recent post about parent communication, you'll find a few suggestions. There are also two freebies to support you in your communication endeavors. Be sure to get the information and free supports on my post here.