My friend next door who teaches 11th grade Englsih and I were talking after school today. After our conversation, I thought I would post the question to the boards. I was wondering how much communication high school teachers (or middle school teachers) communicate with parents when the grade is not good. Do you call home? Do you send home grade checks? Do you simply wait for midterm reports? We have a new system this year that will allow parents to view grades online whenever they choose. It will start next month. Is this (along with paper reports periodically) enough communication? Does it depend on how many students you have? Does it depend if the lower grade is a recent development? What do you think?