Dear Mr. and Mrs. Roebuck:
I am writing you to acknowledge that I have received your letter regarding your daughter’s detention warning; and I will try to answer your concerns.
First, let me say that it is a pleasure to have your daughter in my class. She is a bright girl who is very willing to learn everything I am teaching. Her grades are straight As. She had never had a problem with her homework.
Second, I know that she has a lot of responsibilities in your home as well like taking care of five horses, cleaning her room and doing other homework; yet, she maintains a good academic standing and I salute her for that.
The detention period was after school on Thursday and it was held in the Library where she can still do her homework or read her books. Though, I also understand why she did not want to go to school on Friday; she may have developed fear during the detention, which also caused you to raise your concerns. Rest assured that I am not counting that absence on her attendance record.
With the above reason, I would like to schedule a parent-teacher consultation with you on December 5, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. If this schedule is not convenient for you, please feel free to contact me at [tel. number] so we can come to terms.
Thank you and I am hoping for a favorable response regarding this matter.