CELL PHONE & ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY: Cell phones are permitted to be brought to school; however, CELL PHONES MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED OR USED ON CAMPUS DURING SCHOOL HOURS, PERIODS 0-6, BEGINNING AT 7:25 A.M. AND ENDING AT 3:20 P.M. THIS APPLIES TO ALL STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF EARLY DISMISSAL CLASS SCHEDULE. ALL CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF DURING SCHOOL HOURS. If phones are used, displayed, turned on, earbuds/earphones visible whether it be around the neck or hanging from the ears, the cellphone will be confiscated, two (2) hours detention will be assigned and a parent or person authorized on contact list will be required to pick the phone up Monday - Friday from 6:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Smartwatch Policy: If a smartwatch is being used other than to know the time, the cellphone will be confiscated, two (2) hours of detention will be assigned and a parent or person authorized on contact list will be required to pick the phone up Monday – Friday between 6:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Notwithstanding the above, a pupil may not be prohibited from using a cell phone: 1) in case of an emergency or in response to a perceived threat or danger, (2) when a teacher or administrator of the school district, county office of education, or charter school grants permission to a pupil to possess or use a smartphone, subject to any reasonable limitation imposed by that teacher or administrator, (3) when a licensed physician and surgeon determines that the possession or use of a smartphone is necessary for the health or well-being of the pupil, (4) when the possession or use of a smartphone is required in a pupil’s individualized education program. All exceptions must be approved in writing by the Director of Student Services.
It is not recommended that students bring cell phones or any valuables to school. Phones brought to school will be brought at the owner’s risk. The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen phones, and the school police or deans will not investigate loss.
Electronic Devices Non-Cell Phone: Upon entering the campus, all electronic devices whether they are used for communication (verbal or texting or listening pleasure, (IPod, MP3 players, laptops, tablets, Google Glass, smart watches, cameras, etc.) and attachments (ear phones, ear buds, speakers, etc.) should be turned off and put away during school hours. They should not be visible or audible during the school day from Periods 0-6, beginning at 7:25 a.m. and ending at 3:20 p.m. If any such device is brought to school, it shall remain "off" and stored in a backpack, purse, pocket, or other place where it is not visible during school hours. If such a device is observed 43 by school staff, it will be confiscated. Confiscated electronic devices may be picked-up by students as follows: If confiscated on Monday-Wednesday, pick up on Friday after school by 4:00 p.m. If confiscated on ThursdayFriday, pick up the following Friday after school by 4:00 p.m. Parent presence is not required for pick-up of confiscated devices; however, if an electronic device is picked up by a parent or person authorized on contact list prior to the designated pick up day, one hour of detention will be issued. The school will not be responsible for the loss or theft of any electronic device. Due to the number of incidents, the school will be unable to investigate the loss.