Have you heard of Remind101?? It's the easiest way to contact parents in the 21st century! This app/website sends a text/email to all of your students or parents that have signed up without giving away your phone number. Who wouldn't read a reminder sent directly to their phone?! Send out an immediate text or schedule out texts, whatever you need! All for FREE!
So many teachers, mostly in elementary school... Mrs. Shack and Mrs. Sherman I think will always be the top of those lists. No because of what they taught but because of the relationship they built with students. I strive to be like them for my students.