How to email your child’s teacher dos and don’ts

School is back in session! This means back to schedules, routines and homework. Our children will be spending more hours in a day with their teacher than with their family. We’ve entrusted the school with caring for their academic and emotional needs and, as in any relationship, strong communication is vital to maintaining a healthy parent / teacher connection.

Email has become a convenient avenue to send messages and can serve a purpose in a school relationship as well. Here are 6 points to consider in establishing healthy online patterns on how to email a teacher:

Establish clear communication expectations – how does the teacher prefer to communicate – email, note home, phone call, conference? A helpful tip is to send a friendly introductory email the first week of school. Introduce yourself, provide your support and appreciation for the hard work she does every day in the classroom. This is also a

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