I teach in a high poverty area so a lot of parents don’t have access to the internet. I send home a weekly progress report with their grades on it, with a little tear off piece that the parent must sign and send back. Bright paper helps. I’ll send a specific assignment home if they have questions about it. At report card time, I let the parents look through and take what they want. If they don’t show up for the conference, I just send it home with the student. It’s still a lot of paper, but a bit more streamlined to give out one sheet vs. a week’s worthof work.