Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Google Classroom Parent Letter

If you're using other web 2.0 tools with your students, you've likely noticed that many of them come with an introductory letter for parents to let them know a little about the tool. One of the most common questions I get when leading trainings is whether or not Google has created an introductory letter to send to parents about Google Classroom.

The short answer is.....NO. So, I created one! This letter is pretty appropriate for teachers at about any grade level, and gives parents the basic information about Google Classroom, as well as the opportunity to provide their email address if they're interested in getting Guardian Summaries.

Since I'm an ESOL specialist and work in a district with over 25,000 ELLs, most of whom speak Spanish, I created this in both English and Spanish.

Click here or on the image below to get a copy. This is a Google Slides file, with a text box that allows you to personalize by adding in your name and email address.

I hope this is helpful for you in your classroom- please feel free to share with other teachers!


  1. Thank you so much!! I will use this next school year. I really appreciate the Spanish translation.

  2. Thank you so much for this! It's perfect. I am the ELL teacher as well, so the Spanish version is sooooo wonderful.

  3. Hi! The Spanish version has a wrong word in the translation. Excited should be translated as emocionada or emocionado. Excitado has a very different and inappropriate connotation. Just a suggestion and thanks for the letter!