Mostly teachers, want to teach. And if it helps a student, they also want to know about their home life. My friend, stepfamily author, Heather Hetchler says if the other home seems to leave your home out of teacher communications or specifically discourages the stepparent from school involvement, don’t fight them. Reach out directly to the teacher. Schedule your own parent-teacher conference and discuss how they can communicate with you. Support them and they’ll support you.