How to email your teacher
- Don’t use email for something that can wait and be addressed in person.
- Be formal
- Use spell check, write in complete sentences and use capital letters and appropriate language for addressing an adult.
- Don’t use text language or shortcuts.
- Use “please” and “thank you”.
- Use your FrogRock email account and check it regularly.
- Include a meaningful subject line.
- Always use a greeting:
- “Estimada Profesora Láhtinen:”
- Spell your teacher’s name correctly.
- Briefly state the reason(s) why you are emailing:
- list specific assignment title;
- say what the problem is.
- Ask for clarification first before assuming an error has been made.
- If you are emailing with a problem, suggest a solution.
- Sign it with your first and last name and class period.
- Reread and proofread what you have written before you hit “send”:
- Use spell check.
- Be polite, concise and clear.
- Allow adequate time for a reply:
- 24-hour window for replies.
- Do not expect a reply between 8 pm and 8 am nor on weekends.
- Be sure to check your email for a response.
Here is a sample student email template to use when inquiring about a grade:
Estimada Profesora Láhtinen:
I noticed on Skyward/Learning Site/I have a question about a score/incorrect score/low score/missing score for assignment/test/quiz “LMNOP” on 00/00/00.
May I please meet with you before school/after school/this week to discuss this? Or, if possible, would you please look into it and email me any information?
Gracias por su atención,
Student First Name Last Name, período X