As a principal, you are probably used to communicating with the parents of students on a regular basis as a part of your job. Even when your job comes to a close, you should continue the tradition and write a formal principal resignation letter to parents. This is a good way to let the students’ parents know what is going on and introduce them to the person who will be soon be taking over your responsibilities.
Format and Content
When writing your letter, keep it factual and official, as befitting a school principal. A good principal resignation letter to parents format is short and concise, starting with briefly stating that you will be stepping down from your position. If you are comfortable disclosing your reasons for resigning, state those as well. You should also give your contact details and a few details about the person who is slated to take over your principal duties. The example below will show you the most professional way to sign the letter before sending copies out to the parents of all of the students at the school.
This principal resignation letter to parents sample from a middle school principal who is preparing for his retirement is typical of a formal proceeding. The principal is sincere and gracious as he informs the parents of his intentions to step down from his duties and thanks them for their cooperation.
I am writing to let you know that I will soon be resigning from my position as principal of ABC Middle School, due to my upcoming retirement. Although I have enjoyed working at the school all this time, I feel that this decision is in the best interest of both myself and the students. My last day as the principal of ABC Middle School will be January 15, 2014. I appreciate your patience and cooperation at this time.
My responsibilities at the school will be taken over by your new principal, Janet Evans. I feel confident that the school will continue to run smoothly with great progress made by the students under Mrs. Evans’ care. If you have any questions regarding this matter, I invite you to call me at (555)-555-5555 or email me at [email] and I will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Working with the students and faculty of ABC Middle School has been a great experience for me which I will not soon forget. I will surely miss being in contact with each and every one of you and wish you all the best. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Michael H. Gorman
ABC Middle School