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E-mail and Text Messaging
1. Use a personal account
- Create a personal e-mail account for yourself.
- Use your personal e-mail account for all local association activity.
- PSEA will only send e-mail to your personal e-mail account.
- Most home internet providers (Cable, DSL) will provide you with an e-mail account, or you can get a private e-mail from Google (Gmail), Yahoo, or other providers.
- Do not e-mail students or parents from your personal e-mail account. Do not share your personal e-mail address with your students.
- Even with a personal account, e-mail is not necessarily "private." E-mail about unethical, illegal or other inappropriate subjects can be discovered through litigation.
2. Using your school-provided e-mail address
- Be sure to review your employer's e-mail policy and contact your Uniserv representative with any questions.
- Use your school e-mail account only for job-related communications. (to your colleagues, students, parents, etc.)
- Do not use your school e-mail account to communicate about PSEA or local association issues.
- Do not use your school e-mail account to communicate about political issues.
Note: With new Right-to-Know legislation, your work e-mail could be considered a "public record." Learn more about these regulations.
Text Messaging/Cellular Phone Usage
- Do not share your cell phone number with students.
- Do not call your students on their personal cell phones.
- Do not text message your students.
- Like e-mail, text messages are not necessarily "private" messages, and can be discovered through litigation.
- Do not text message anyone about unethical, illegal, or other inappropriate subjects.