- Let the reader know the reason you are writing the letter.
- Express appreciation to the student. You may also offer to write a recommendation for the student if appropriate.
- End by saying goodbye.
[State, ZIP Code]
[State, ZIP Code]
[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
I am writing to you to say goodbye.
It has been a great experience teaching you. You have been an enthusiastic and proactive student. I could write a letter of recommendation if you would like me to do so.
Thank you for the opportunity to teach you. Goodbye.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Farewell letter from a teacher to a student.
Further things to consider when writing farewell letters to students
Farewell letters are letters we write to express good wishes when parting with loved ones. A farewell letter is the best means to thank people for the time you spent together. Maybe you have accepted a new job offer, you are retiring, or going back to school. Perhaps you are moving to another country for good. The best and most convenient way to say goodbye to your friends, neighbors, and coworkers is by sending a farewell letter. While you may deliver the news face-to-face, sending a farewell letter makes sure that everyone knows the news. It is the perfect place to share contact information so that people can still keep in touch with you.
Great farewell letters are brief and precise. Clearly state the reason why you are writing the letter. Begin by confirming your departure and depending on the circumstance, explain how you feel about making this difficult decision. Say thanks for the time spent with the recipient, his/her friendship, love, support, etc. Mention some of the good times and memories you have shared. Wish the recipient the best in his/her future. End with a positive or humorous note making a clear invitation to continued communication.
Letters to Students
Letters to students are letters written to people who are learning in colleges or universities. Such letters could be from teachers/lecturers or the administration. They can be addressed to a specific student, students of a specific module/course, or all students in an institution. Letters to students can be written to address behaviors in students, give information about a certain course or module, or announce an important date in an institution. Depending on the sender and the content, these letters can be formal or informal.
When writing letters to students, you need to evaluate the content and the relationship you have with the recipient. For instance, if you are writing to give advice to one of your favorite students, make the letter personal and friendly. However, if you are addressing a group of students on matters concerning an academic program, use a formal and professional tone. Regardless, all your letters must have a clear subject line that explains your purpose. Convey your message directly, highlighting and bolding important information. If you are giving instructions, arrange the instructions in bullets or numbers. Conclude with a call to action and sign the letter with your full name, title, and signature.