Cell Phones & Electronics

Cell Phones & Electronics

Electronics and toys are not to be brought to school. We want our learning environment free from these distractions.

Students who bring cell phones to school must follow these expectations:

  • Cell phones must be turned off when students arrive at school and remain off while on school grounds (this includes lunch, recess, and anywhere on school grounds during the school day).

  • Bus riders are not permitted to use their phones while on the school bus.

  • Phones must be kept in the student’s backpack at all times.

If a student is found to have a cell phone on or in use during the school day, the phone will be confiscated. Confiscated phones will be kept in the office until it is picked up by a parent. If and when a phone is confiscated for the second time, the phone will need to be checked in to the office at the beginning of the school day and picked up in the office at the end of the school day. If there is a problem with following these procedures, a meeting between the student/family and the principal will need to take place.

A similar response is followed for all electronics. If electronics are found in use during the school day, the electronics will be confiscated. Confiscated electronics or toys will be kept in the office until it is picked up by a parent.

We know that these are valuable devices and recognize that there is some risk involved. Classrooms are supervised during school hours and are locked when vacant however, the school cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen cell phones. If a phone is used during school hours in an inappropriate manner such as cheating, taking pictures or texting, discipline will be applied.

I also want to be clear that in the event of a disaster or other emergency, we will follow our usual procedures, which is for a staff member to contact the parent or guardian. For safety and security reasons, we will continue to follow this protocol.

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