Employee/Student Phone and Email Communication

An employee may not communicate electronically with a student or parent via non-school sponsored technology It is inappropriate for an employee to communicate with a student using the employee’s personal phone number, e-mail account, or other personal number or social media account such as Facebook, Skype, Twitter and Instagram, except in an emergency situation in which immediate communication is required and communicating via school-sponsored technology systems or “spaces” would be ineffective to address the emergency.

If an employee is contacted by a student or family member at the employee’s personal number or account, the employee must respond to the student using the student’s school account and the employee’s school account and remind the student and family member of the school’s communication policy.

If an employee has any doubt as to whether any action would violate this policy, he or she should ask for guidance from the Director of Finance.