STUDENT CELL PHONE USAGE –
Developments in cell phone technology in recent years have resulted in enhanced communication opportunities. However, the use of cellphones in schools pose increasing risks of school disruptions, bullying, criminal activity, and academic dishonesty. Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, student cell phones, digital cameras, smartwatches, non school laptops, headphones/earbuds (not supplied by the teacher) and similar outside electronic devices will not be allowed during the instructional day. The instructional day will be defined as “first bell to last bell.” Cell Phones are also banned in dressing and bathroom areas at all times including during extracurricular activities. High School and Middle School students will be expected to keep phones in their lockers/book bags and turned off. Elementary students are discouraged from bringing cellphones to school. If in the event elementary students bring their cell phone to school, they are expected to keep them in the office. Students, K-12, caught in possession of a cell phone or other devices listed above during the instructional day will be in violation of this policy. Violation of this policy will result in the consequences below.
Student’s phone or other devices will be confiscated, parents will be notified, and students can pick them up from the office at the end of the day.
Student’s phone or other devices will be confiscated; parents will be notified and be required to pick the phone or other devices from the school and/or make arrangements with the building principal to take possession of the phone.
THIRD and SUBSEQUENT OFFENSES:
Student’s phone or other devices will be confiscated; parents will be notified and required to pick the phone or other devices up at the school and/or make arrangements with the building principal to take possession of the phone. Violation of this policy for subsequent offenses will result in a day of In-School Suspension, while further offenses after ISS has been assigned and served will result in Out-of-School Suspension being imposed.
STUDENTS TAKING PICTURES IN LOCKER/DRESSING ROOMS WILL RECEIVE 3-5 DAYS OSS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE NOTIFIED.
Parents may apply to the building principal to obtain a hardship exception for medical reasons. Telephones are also available in school offices for parents to contact their students for legitimate reasons.