I don't want to over-do it for parents since they'll get a million things on the first day from all their kid's teachers, but here's what I have for parents that students bring home on the first day: 1) Letter about me with my contact information 2) Student Survey (answering some questions about their student) and contact form (how they want me to reach them) 3) Just a tip sheet called "nice suggestions for a successful middle school experience") I am stapling this all together and students need to bring one page back filled out---survey on one side and contact form on the other. I used to include a form to be signed on behaviors, consequences, and late work policies. This year however, since I'm doing reading intervention as opposed to middle school language arts, I don't think I'm going to give as much homework. Usually it will be to read. I think our grading will be on a 1-4 point scale that's standards based. So I'm thinking in my letter, I can briefly talk about behaviors and consequences and how I follow the school-wide matrix (for PBIS). That way, I'll inform them of the behavior and consequence information. If you teach middle school, what do you give parents on the first day or beginning of the year? Is it bad if I don't give a specific behavior/expectations sheet like I used to? My consequences are a school-wide thing, so it's not just specific to my class anyway. It's not like I'd do anything unusual or different than the other teachers.