It's that time of year again! While most of our kids have IEPs, it is not unusual for the teachers to be given the whole stack of IEPs for their classroom just a few days prior to school starting. A "Dear Teacher" note can draw his/her attention to any critical issues (food allergies, major triggers, the existence of a BIP). Keep it short so they can read it quickly and not be tempted to stick it in their inbox to read later. With older kids, remember that they may change classes and you will need to give a note to each teacher. This year for my 8th grader, I'm making postcards that just hit the highlights and giving them to all the teachers as well as giving him a stack so he can hand them to subs, etc. I hope we all have the best school year possible!