The school issues Catlin Gabel email accounts to students partway through the fourth grade year. Teachers provide instruction to students about email at that moment. Students are taught to:
Use Catlin Gabel email accounts for school-related correspondence.
Write an informative subject line.
Check the To: field for accuracy before sending.
Refrain from forwarding "chain mail" to others.
If someone you know asks you a question, respond to him or her.
Re-read the email for spelling, grammar, and appropriateness before sending.
Listen carefully for when an adult asks you to check your email for a new message.
If you receive email that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell an adult.
Accurately distinguish between Reply and Reply-All.
Catlin Gabel IT staff may examine the contents of student email when requested by a teacher, counselor, learning specialist, or the head of the lower school. We cannot open third-party email accounts (such as GMail) and encourage parents to actively maintain dialogue with their children about their use of email and other social Internet technologies.