14. Red Folder I always had informal conferences with my students, but I also sent home a red folder, and for particular students had detailed updates as to their progress. Not all students' had the same contents, but it did need to be signed and returned weekly. Some students had a detailed form, like the example, and some students had simply memos or post its. These folders allowed parents to keep track of what was going on in class, such as redone assignments, or good grades. If a student needed to work on something Particular. Also, there was clear communication between the student and the parent, as to what needed to be worked on.