Parent Questionnaire for Back to School - Editable PDF

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Ask parents to complete this back to school questionnaire to gather information about your prospective students' experiences and personalities. Suitable for all elementary grades.

This editable PDF can be printed and distributed to your class, or it can be filled out digitally by parents using a PDF viewer. Ask them to complete the survey, save it, and send it back to you with their answers included. It’s that easy!

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Why Send Parents a Questionnaire for Back to School?

Sending out a parent questionnaire for back to school can be incredibly beneficial. It provides valuable insights into your new students’ learning styles, strengths, weaknesses, and interests.

This information will help you tailor your teaching methods to better meet the individual needs of each student. Including questions about the parents, such as the best way to contact them if needed, will also set you up for success.

How to Use This Parent Questionnaire

TeacherVision’s back to school questionnaire for parents can be printed out and distributed to your class on the first day of school, or can be sent out to parents and guardians via email. The PDF is editable and can be filled out digitally.

What’s Included in the Parent Questionnaire for Back to School?

Questions in the back to school questionnaire for parents include:

  • Tell me 3 things that interest your child.
  • Describe your child’s attitude toward school.
  • What is the most important thing I should know about your child?
  • My child learns best when the teacher is...
  • Please share some skills you noticed your child needs to work on more, as observed during previous school years or at home:
  • Please list 3 goals for your child this year.
  • Overall, how does your child feel about this grade?
  • What is your preferred method of communication (email, phone calls, etc.)?
  • Is there anything else I should know about your child to make this a successful year?

More Back to School Resources

Visit TeacherVision’s Back-to-School Headquarters for a collection of the best back to school ideas and resources.

For elementary classrooms, try The Complete Classroom Jobs and Helpers Kit to help teach students responsibility and independence in the first weeks of school.

If you’re looking for the ultimate back-to-school organization tool, try our Teacher Planner 2024-25 for calendars, daily and weekly planners, graphic organizers, templates, checklists, and much more.

About the author

Heather Aulisio


About Heather

Heather Aulisio (B.S., M.S. Ed.) is a 5th grade math and science teacher. She has been teaching in a public school setting for 19 years. Heather has previously taught third… Read more

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