Teacher Maternity Leave Letter to Parents Sample

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Teachers enjoy a special connection with students and their families. Announcing maternity leave can create anxiety for all involved parties. This sample letter to parents helps make a maternity leave a positive and cherished announcement.

Expecting a child is a time of wonder and excitement. However, it can also be a time of anxiety. For teachers, the need to notify others about an upcoming maternity leave extends to the parents of the students they teach.

This sample letter not only announces your impending bundle of joy, but also clarifies the dates and terms of your maternity leave. It also helps to assure parents that their students will be well cared for in your absence and that you will remain engaged throughout your time away.

Sample Letter







Dear Wonderful Families,

I am beyond thrilled to announce to you all that I am expecting a child in MONTH/YEAR. As a result of this exciting news, I will be away from the classroom for approximately EIGHT WEEKS (TIME WILL VARY) on maternity leave. The plan is for me to begin my leave on SPECIFIC DATE and return on SPECIFIC DATE. During this time, my class and students will continue to be supported and nurtured and will remain in very capable hands.

The students and our classroom will be well cared for in my absence. I will begin to prepare the students for the change well in advance of my departure and will make sure that adequate information and materials are available to the interim teacher. Furthermore, my fellow faculty and the administrative support staff will help to ensure a smooth transition for the students.

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