Email Use Policy
For a variety of reasons, some teachers prefer to communicate with you
and your parents using e-mail messages . They may prefer to work in the
early morning or late at night when phone calls would be inappropriate.
E-mail messages provide an invaluable history of communication for
students, parents, and teachers. Also, writing email messages provides
another opportunity for students to write carefully and
coherently. If your teacher chooses to communicate with you or
your parents through e-mail messages, and to make your teacher's job
more manageable, please follow the guidelines below.
- All e-mail messages should be written using complete sentences,
proper spelling, correct capitalization and usage, and appropriate
- All e-mail messages should include the student name, period
number, and brief topic description in the subject line. This makes
sorting and finding the messages much easier.
- If the e-mail message is a response to another message, include
the original message, please.
- Do not use common e-mail abreviations: u, afaik, lol, etc. which
are appropriate for lazy communications with your friends but not for
communications with your teacher.
Your teacher may check email in the late afternoon or early evening or
early morning most days of the week except when out of town.
Sometimes your teacher may not be able to reply immediately.
E-mail messages sent to your teacher may be shown to parents,
guardians, school administrators or other teachers. Do not assume that
your communications using e-mail are private. Often e-mail messages
will be sent to both parent and student in order to keep both abreast
of information about class activities, student progress or lack of