Communication is the single most important factor to establish positive relations in schools. Educators must open lines of communication by being welcoming and positive while informative and accurate through written, oral and other means. Topics can range from academic progress to school policy and practices. Language differences, parents’ lack of familiarity with the school system, differing views of education, and cultural differences between school and home can all be barriers for effective communication. If effective, communication will be multi-directional. This module provides an overview of the importance of communication, effective strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers, and multiple ideas for creative interactions among all school partners.