Connecting with “Hard to Reach” Families
Communicating with each of your students’ parents individually is essential to establishing a strong positive relationship with each family. Often times, there are a few families that are just harder to reach; you have tried calling the phone number on the enrollment form but it is disconnected, you have emailed them but they don’t respond. This can be extremely frustrating! Remain positive, and consider the child and family while trying the following strategies.
In this artifact, you will find different methods to go about connecting with “hard to reach” families, as well as how they can be used by general education teachers, special education teachers, and administrators. You will also find some examples and templates that can be used for communication with parents and families.