I feel that open communication is an essential aspect of a successful school year. Students should always feel comfortable asking questions or seeking clarification as needed throughout the year. They can do this during class, break, the beginning of lunch, by email, or before/after school if they have scheduled a time with me.
Parents should also feel comfortable contacting me as needed, but middle school is a time when students are learning how to advocate for themselves, so I encourage parents to coach their students about how to reach out to teachers when needed throughout the year instead of taking over and communicating for them . The best way for parents to reach me is through email, but please allow 24 business hours for me to respond.