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Explanation: Estoy de acuerdo con la sugerencia de Cindy. En el distrito escolar adonde trabajo se usan las palabras estudiante, estudiantes, alumno, alumnos o "el alumnado" cuando se habla del grupo de estudiantes. Si se tratara de una carta especificamente dirigida a los padres de un alumno en particular, sería mejor escribir "su hijo" o "su hija".
Explanation: I see your dilemma with the age group covered. Maybe you could avoid any age-specific reference (I don't think any 17 or 18-year old would like being called a "niño"..."hijos" means sons or sons and daughters) by referring to them as "alumnos" or "estudiantes," if that fits your context.
Hope it helps.
xxxtazdog Spain Local time: 06:29 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8