Jericho teachers and administrators may be contacted directly by e-mail or telephone. E-mail addresses follow the format of first initial last name @jerichoschools.org. So, for example, Patrick Fogarty's e-mail address is email@example.com. If you are unsuccessful in contacting a staff member, please send Patrick Fogarty, Jericho's Director of Technology, an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will assist you.
E-mail is a useful way of contacting teachers, but the medium has limitations. Please observe the following guidelines when e-mailing teaching staff.
Teachers are frequently unable to read their e-mail during their teaching day. As a result, e-mail is not useful for same day messages such as requests for assignments for an absent student, changes in transportation plans, etc.
It may take up to two days to get a response from a teacher.
Teachers may not read e-mail during vacations and on weekends.
E-mail is an excellent medium for short notes regarding notification of events and other logistics. It is not as good a medium for long descriptive narratives. Please do not expect extensive comments from teachers. These are more properly obtained through the regular channels of telephone calls, parent conferences and report cards.
Many teachers prefer telephone communication. Please leave a telephone number in your e-mail so that teachers have the option of getting back to you by phone.
E-mail is not an official document and so may not be used for absence notes, changes in pickup, playdates, etc.
Please do not telephone and e-mail about the same issue as this may lead to a confusing situation. Choose whichever medium is most convenient to you.