E-mail is often fast and convenient, but this is not the case for everyone. Remember, teachers and administrators are busy throughout the day, so they may not be able to respond to your emails immediately. Also remember, emails cannot be “heard” and can easily be misinterpreted so be cautious with the tone of your emails.
When using e-mails-
- Your child’s academic progress, learning expectations, or behavioral issues are best addressed through a telephone conversation or by scheduling a personal conference with your child's teacher. An e-mail message on these matters is not appropriate.
- The exception here would be if you have set up a specific communication plan with the teacher in which email was the preferred means of communication.
- Report cards are still emailed via PowerSchool.
- Please remember that e-mail is not necessarily confidential. Confidential information should be conveyed by phone or personal contact.
- Please avoid using your child’s name in the subject line of the email.
- For all medical or health concerns, please contact your child's teacher AND our Front Office by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Please keep all contacts professional. Jokes, amusing or special stories, chain letters, or commercial solicitations are inappropriate and reduce valuable teaching time.