New to the 2018-2019 Student Handbook
Personal Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
The school recognizes personal communication through mobile and electronic technology is an accepted part of everyday life, but that such technology must be used responsibly, and must not be a distraction to the learning environment. The following guidelines will be utilized for personal cell phone and electronic device use.
● Personal cell phones and electronic devices may be used by students before 8 a.m., during lunch, and during passing periods. There are seven passing periods during the day. Of the seven (7) passing periods, six (6) have been increased from three (3) to four (4) minutes. The passing period between 5th and 6th hour has been increased from three (3) to five (5) minutes.
● Otherwise, personal cell phones and electronic devices will be locked in the student’s locker. Each student will be issued a combination lock for their locker. If a student loses their combination lock, they may rent an additional lock for $5.
● Earbuds are prohibited for student use with their cell phones and other digital devices. Earbuds may be used in the classroom, with a school issued laptop, as determined by the teacher.
If a staff member confiscates a cell phone or electronic device, the device is to be turned into the office, when convenient for the staff member. The staff member should attach a sticky note to the back of the phone with the name of the student. The phone will be turned over to the Lead Teacher or Principal. The following consequences will be administered:
● 1st offense – the student will report to the Principal or Lead Teacher after school. The cell phone will be returned to the student after a conversation with the Principal or Lead Teacher regarding the cell phone and electronic device procedures.
● 2nd and subsequent offenses – the student will report to the Principal or Lead Teacher after school. Parents will be contacted and a conversation will take place between the student, parent(s), and the Principal or Lead Teacher regarding the cell phone and electronic device procedures. The cell phone or electronic device will not be returned to the student until a conversation occurs. Additional consequences, including detention and suspension, may be administered by the Principal or Lead Teacher on a case by case basis.
Please call Mr. Cruickshank with any questions at 712-313-0277.