My husband is a genius. I’m writing my policy packets, and when they were coming out at four pages, he told me that no one would read more than one, so…ta da! I created an embedded reading! I shortened the whole four pages down to one, listed it as a summary on the first page, and wrote that parents need read no further unless they wanted details. Truly, the whole thing did boil down to things of importance being able to fit on one page. Embedded readings work for everything, as it turns out. The plus bit of this is that many of my parents are actually ELL, so one page works really well for them.
And maybe, just maybe, I should hand out only the first page!