At the beginning of the school year, I plan to send out a welcome letter to the parents outlining the Classroom Community Plan so they know what kind of teacher I am. I want to send out a monthly newsletter to the parents that explains what the upcoming month will look like in my class, and this is where they would be able to find it as well as past newsletters. I would include topics, types of assignments, project/exam dates, and any other important information that I feel they should know about. I feel that this is a good way to keep them updated with what is going on in my classroom, especially since teenagers don't share too much with their parents if they don't have to. I will always end the newsletter with my contact information and let them know that I am happy to answer any questions that they may have.