Guidelines for Email Use
Email communication is common practice for many people. School personnel have email accounts and do their best to check messages once a day. Their primary focus however, is not their computer; it is their students. They have very little time during the day to access and respond to email messages. Although this form of communication is convenient, quick, and easy, it needs to be used carefully since the tone and intent can be misunderstood due to the lack of facial or voice cues. Parents are asked to keep the following guidelines in mind as they write email messages to school staff:
At times, teachers and teaching teams may establish email protocols with families that are mutually agreeable and which support students. It is important that we manage technology so that it remains a tool and not a replacement for individual conversations about students and their issues.