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The Parent Letter

To create a Parent Letter select a student and click on the “Parent Letter” tab.

Class Action will create a window named “Parent Letter” similar to the report below which was taken from “A Sample Class.”

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Under each assignment category (in the case of “A Sample Class” Homework, Classwork, and Tests) is information about its assignments and grades. In this example, a different way of displaying data has been chosen for each category.


The first line lists maximum available points and the student's individual score and calculated percent. Underneath is a list of missing assignments. The names of these assignments are the names entered into the assignment information area in the main gradebook (For information on accessing this area please refer to Chapter 3, “Getting More Information about an Assignment”). If you have not entered assignment name information, Class Action will use the Assignment ID you entered in the gradebook.


Only summary information is displayed.


Every assignment is displayed individually. Assignment titles are taken either from the assignment information area or, if no information has been entered there, from the top of the gradebook assignment column.


The student's class points, percent, and letter grade and a summary of the class grading scale are listed under “Grade.”

Click on the "Modify Display" button on the “Student Report” Control Panel. You will see the following dialog. Radio buttons allow you to choose how information in each category will be displayed.

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Adding Individualized Comments to Your Report

Individualized comments to be entered in advance for each student in a class. Student Reports, Parent Letters, and Proficiency and Deficiency Notices will contain these comments.

See How to Add Comments to a Report for more information.

Printing Your Report

You may print only the displayed report, or you may automatically print reports for an entire class. To Print the displayed report, click the “Print Student” button on the Control Panel. To Print reports for the entire class, click the “Print Class” button. For fast printing (and longer ribbon or ink cartridge life) choose the “faster” button in the print dialog. With most printers this setting will produce good looking reports.

E-Mailing Your Report

If you have entered an e-mail address in the Student Information Dialog, reports can be automatically attached to e-mails and sent during your next e-mail session. Click the "E-Mail Student" button to send to an individual student, or the "E-Mail Class" button to send to all members of your class for which e-mail address have been entered.  See How To E-Mail Reports to Parents.

For an overview of Class Action's reports, see Class Action Reports.

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