Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
Computer Lab Program
Computer Curriculum provides class specific technology lessons and practice in current technology applications.
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Email accounts are assigned to all 5th and 6th grade students. 4th grade students receive accounts at their teacher's request. It is an important part of our Computer Lab curriculum that all students learn to be responsible users of email accounts.
Good Email Etiquette (Elementary version)
Please refer the Lake Washington School District Acceptable Use Policy for more information.
- Do think about what you are writing before you send the email.
- Do make sure that what you are writing about is important to the person you are emailing.
- Do be polite.
- Do say what you mean, and mean what you say. You can use smileys such as :) or :( but make sure that the person you send them to understands what they mean.
- Do make sure that you have a "Subject" in your email message.
- Do use a person’s exact words from an earlier email if it is important when you answer back.
- Do be patient, just because email is easy for you, it doesn't mean that it is easy for the other person.
- Do include a brief signature on your email messages to help the other person know who the email is from.
- Do be careful when replying to mailing list messages. Are you sure you want to reply to the whole list?
- Do remember to delete anything that isn't needed or is unimportant.
- Do tell the person that emailed you if you forward a message to somebody else, so they know.
- Do use bold, or italics to add attention to words where it’s useful to do so. You can also use a *star* either side of the word you want to stress.
Bad Email Etiquette
- Don't reply to an email message when you are mad or upset, as you may feel bad about it later. Once the message has been sent, you cannot take it back.
- Don't keep mail longer than you have to because it takes up space on the server.
- Don't copy out a long message just to add a line or two of words.
- Don't type in CAPITALS as this is considered to be SHOUTING. This is one of the rudest things you can do.
- Don't over-use punctuation marks such as exclamation marks ("!"). They can make an email hard to read.
- Don't send many messages out to people who have no interest in what you are sending. This is known as "spamming" and is considered to be bad email practice.
- Don't send chain letters messages. They are usually hoaxes and are not allowed in school email.
- Don't "flame" people by sending them bullying or hurtful email messages.
- Don't mark emails as urgent if they aren't really important.
- Don't post your email address on web sites and other public parts of the Internet.
LWSD Internet Access And Safety