We have an open house night before school starts when students come and drop off their supplies, meet us, and get to check out their new classroom. There's a lot going on and in an effort to not totally overwhelm parents, I only give them notes to read and wait until the first day of school to send home the two sheets I ask them to fill out.
So, at open house, they will get the following notes from me. The first one below is like a cover sheet. I usually copy it on colored paper and staple it to the front of the packet. Click on the picture to open the pdf that includes a cover sheet for kindergarten - fifth grade. You just have to write in your school phone, email, and sign it before making copies.
The next two forms I send home are specific to my classroom but I thought it might be helpful for you to see the type of information I share with parents right away at the beginning of the school year. You will need to re-create these two sheets to fit your own classroom and school.
Finally, on the first day of school, I send home the following two forms for parents to fill out and return by the end of the first week. I usually copy these 2-sided on colored paper so it's just one piece of paper to send home. You can click on the pictures to download and use each of these.
I know this post has a lot of text, but I hope that you are able to use the forms I provided and take some ideas to use from the others.