Hi everyone, I will be teaching a high school Learning Skills class in an area where parents are very involved. I know a lot of teachers of younger students send home an introduction/welcome letter to parents. Do you think it's appropriate to do this with the parents of high schoolers? Or do you think it's more appropriate to just add a page to my syllabus that requires parents to sign it? I feel like some parents just sign the syllabi without even reading them. I feel like a mailed letter home would work better. Also...one more question: Would it be appropriate to add a line about how I want students to actively participate in the creation of their IEP goals? I'm a first year teacher so I am so lost and confused. I'm writing my syllabus right now and just have no idea how to envision a class since I've never taught before and never worked in a high school!