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: outlook.office365.com/mail
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.
HEADING OF EMAIL
To: Type email address of the teacher.
For example, Mr. Riedl's email address is email@example.com
Subject: Make 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."
BODY OF EMAIL
Greeting: Start 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 email: The 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 email: Use a proper closing.
Pick an appropriate ending to your email, such as "Sincerely," "Your student," or something similar, and then write your name.
EMAIL TO A TEACHER
Subject: My 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
EMAIL TO ANOTHER ADULT
Subject: American Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage Month
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