Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
In this time of immediate access to communication, we want to ensure that the learning environment is not disrupted by outside communication. As such, if a parent needs to get vital information to a student, they may leave a message with the main office. Students will be able to access their mobile device at the conclusion of the school day.
Students can bring their mobile devices to school, but they must always be turned off and out of sight. This includes iPads, smart watches, earbuds/headphones, or another other non-school provided device that transmits a cellular or wireless signal. While students are allowed to have these devices, Pershing Middle School is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The administration will not investigate stolen electronic devices as they should have been out of sight to begin with.
If an electronic device is on but the student is not actively using it, teachers will ask the student to turn the device off and put it away without judgement, confiscation, or consequence.
Consequences for active use of a mobile device usage are as follows: Item will be confiscated and turned into grade level administrator and the student’s parent will be notified of the infraction. Student will be able to pick up device after paying $15 fee.
Further consequences for repeated incidents will be at the discretion of the administrator.