Back to School Forms to Send Home

There are a few things that I specifically like to send home to parents (or pass out on back to school night). These include: an introduction letter, supply list, and questionnaire. I have stolen many of these from my colleagues :) but have edited them and made them my own! Don't start from scratch if you don't have to! I also pass out our syllabi on back to school night, but that's mostly just a formality since my classes are so individualized the syllabi don't really provide that much information, but it's required by all classes in my school. 

Introduction Letter:
I think it is important to show parents that you are excited and motivated to work with their young adult! Tell them who you are, why you teach, and what you are looking forward to this year. I have found that short and sweet is best. Parents are more likely to read it if it seems more genuine (aka not copied and pasted from someone who obviously does not sound like you).

Supply List:
My supply list changes slightly each year, but typically what I request is some basic classroom supplies....and try not to make them required, just very much appreciated!

Questionnaire / Parent Survey:
Again, this changes every year. (And I included two samples in the document I shared with you). It used to be much longer, but I wasn't getting many responses back, so I am trying to simplify it and hope for more responses!

Download my Back to School forms here! In order to use please "make a copy" or copy and paste. I can't give editing rights to the original or the form will get messed up with what everyone adds!

What did I miss that you usually include?

This is part of a Special Education Back to School hop! Check out the rest of the posts, starting at the beach ball below with Special Education Station!


  1. Thanks for these forms! They definitely had some things on them that I didn't think of!

  2. This is very similar to some forms I have. I'm curious what you put on your syllabus. I have to have one too since I'm at a high school but I feel like they should be improved, I just don't know what to put on them.

    1. I really don't like mine that much but I haven't updated them since i feel like there's more important things to be working on :) But I will glady send them to you. What's your email address? When I try to reply via email you're a "no reply"

    2. Thanks for the facebook message I will have to look into this. I am kinda new to this whole blog thing. My email is

    3. Hello Brie. I am in the same boat, I am a new teacher in a classroom for students with mod/severe disabilities and I need to provide a syllabus. Could I see a copy of yours to get an idea. Thank you!

    4. @Unknown feel free to email me and I'll send you a copy!

  3. I love doing a parent survey! It really helps me get to know the student and the parents and also allows me to understand what the parents' goals are for their child.
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  4. Hi Brie,
    May I also see a copy of your syllabus? I would greatly appreciate it. My email is

  5. Please please a copy of the syllabus

  6. Thank you for sharing. I teach middle school students with Autism. I am in my 2nd year and still figuring things out. Want to do something like this the beginning of the school year. Thanks again.

  7. Great stuff here, Thanks for sharing all your ideas. Glad to know there are others out there in the same boat. Can you please send me a copy of you syllabus, I've never had to give one for this level of students before. Thanks!


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