In this help and information tutorial you will learn how to send an email to your Distance Learning Instructor for the most efficient communication.

Video Instruction

Written Instructions

Step 01: Your Email Address should reflect your name. - this email addresses reflects a name - this email address does NOT reflect a name

Note: If your email does not reflect your name consider creating a new email account or using your parents email

Step 02: You should complete the subject line of your email with the following information:

  • Course
  • Unit # or name
  • Lesson # or name
  • summary of context of email

an example of a good subject line for an email about a question from a student in a Health 8 class: "Health 8 Unit 4 Question" 

Step 03:  Emailing for someone else 

If you are submitting an email on behalf of someone  else (ex. your child) please include the students full name in the subject line.

Step 04: Attachments 

When including attachments to your email, name the attached file with the proper assignment or assessment name.

an example of a good file name for a Health 8 Unit 4 Lesson 2 assignment submission: Health8Unit4Lesson2-JohnSmith

Note: Unless instructed otherwise, please save all attachments as PDF's 

Step 05: Salutations 

Begin your email with a proper salutation or greeting to your teacher:

"Good Morning Mrs. Marsh" or "Hello Mrs. Marsh"

Step 06: Body of the Email

  • If you have a question please be specific with identifying your question. You must also include the unit, lesson, and assignment you are working on.
    • Ex. "I have a question about Unit 4 in Health 8 Lesson 2. This is the assignment where I am asked to create a healthy eating plan. Would you like me to create that for 6 days or 1?"
  • Specify what you are handing in, Do NOT send blank emails with your attachments 

Step 07: Ending your Email

Please finish your email by thanking your teacher and including your full name.


Thank you,

-John Smith

Step 08: Email tone

If you are upset or are concerned please consider your tone of your email. Take time to reflect before you send an email that you have misinterpreted. A phone call where we can problem solve together maybe a better solution 

If you are upset with a mark you got back instead of sending an email like this:

"I don't like what you gave me for number 2. I think you're wrong!"

instead, consider..

"I got my mark back from lesson 2 of unit 4 and I politely disagree with what you have marked me. I would like to discuss it, is there a good time that I could call you?"

Note: Consider Adding "inquiry" to your subject line. Inquiry suggests you have a question you want someone to look into.