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 put away. This includes iPads, smart watches, earbuds/headphones, or another other non-school provided device that transmits a cellular or wireless signal. An exception to these regulations is when there is permission from school staff to use a mobile device for an in-class activity. Students are expected to have their mobile devices turned off and put away after the activity has been completed.
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:
If item is seen being used during the school day, the item will be confiscated, turned into the grade level administrator, logged, and picked up by the student at the end of the school day.
Item will be confiscated and turned into the Main Office and the student’s parent will be notified of the infraction by the person confiscating the phone. Students will be able to pick up device after paying $15 fee to the Main Office (7:45 - 4:15).
Further consequences for repeated incidents will be at the discretion of the grade level administrator.