How To Email A Teacher / Adult

Outlook app on iPad

The Outlook app on your iPad is used to send emails.  (Click here to watch how to use Outlook on your iPad)

Outlook on our school laptops

You do not need to use an app to access Outlook on the school laptops. Just go here to send emails:

Writing A Respectful Email

Writing an email to a teacher is different than writing a message to a friend. Emails should be written in a more formal way, with respect and dignity like a handwritten letter. This is a guide to help you know how to write an email to your teacher or another adult.


ToType email address of the teacher.

For example, Mr. Riedl's email address is

SubjectMake it short and use keywords

For example, if your email is about your Science missing work, then write "Science Missing Work " for the subject. Don't write "Hi" or "Sup."


GreetingStart with a proper greeting. 

For example, write "Hi Mr. Riedl," or "Good morning, Mr. Riedl," as if you were speaking to them in person.

Body of emailThe body of the message should contain complete sentences. 

Use spellcheck with words that are misspelled (usually identified with a dotted red underline), do your best with correct punctuation, and avoid texting language (don't write:  can u plz, lol, thx).

Closing of emailUse a proper closing. 

Pick an appropriate ending to your email, such as "Sincerely," "Your student," or something similar, and then write your name.

Example Emails


SubjectMy Science Grade

Hi Mr. Riedl,

  How are you? I have a question about my Unit 2 Packet 

because StudentVUE says it is missing. I didn't find it in the 

No Name Basket, but can I redo it so I can improve my

science grade? Thank you very much.


  6th Grade Student


SubjectAmerican Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage Month

Hello Robert,

  I am an 8th grader at H.B. Lee Middle School, and I am in 

the Digital Media Leadership class. We do a student news 

show at our school, and we are doing a video segment about 

American Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage Month. Can you 

please help us and answer a few questions about this topic? 


  8th Grade Student