It seems so simple and so obvious that once you start using it, it will be unfathomable to switch. It most schools, administrators require teachers to not only contact home for those in danger of failing, not turning in assignments, and an array of behavior issues, but to also document those contacts. Required or not, documentation that the teacher is doing everything in their power to make sure that all stakeholders are aware, both positive and negative is a best practice. Most teachers design nice spreadsheets or tables, print many copies, place in a binder to record it.
What purpose does that serve? Besides covering the bases, what purposes does recording that information? The end must justify the means.
This year, my principal collaborated on expanding some options on the Google Form for parent contacts and sent it schoolwide. Teachers get updates when certain students they mentor appear on the form, administrators get updates on the grade level they oversee.
I've added a form below. Feel free to "Make a Copy"