• It is very important for you to be able to reach me when you have questions or concerns (or just to say WAY TO GO!). The parent/ teacher connection is vital to helping your child grow and succeed. I prefer to be sent an e-mail at the following address:   gryder@neisd.net.  I will respond within a 24 hour period most days. There may be an occasion that I need to call you instead of e-mailing you. I would appreciate it if you would please include a phone number that you want me to call you on - especially if you are at work. Seesaw will be an avenue for communication as well. It is a new initiative for me and will work it in as I see needed. Please know that there is no question too big or too small. That being said, I do expect that a 4th grade student be able to bring home information about the days events, classwork, homework or events of the week. That is a huge part of being a leader. Please allow your child to be able to do this rather than coming to me for the information (unless there is clarification needed). I have found that students feel empowered when they feel like they have been heard by their  parents. I look forward to working with you and helping your child be successful.