I'm really glad I saw Dustin Williamson's design (made using the web program Canva, which is surprisingly user-friendly and slightly addictive) before I passed out another overwhelming text-filled syllabus. With Dustin's permission, I totally copied many of his format choices. This is way more manageable for busy parents to actually digest given the numerous syllabi their kids will inevitably bring home the first week of school.
Plus, a visually rich item like this may even make it up on the fridge. I printed it on one piece of cardstock, front/back. Here it is: