Cell Phone Use Policy
Student Cell Phone Use Policy
Students are not permitted to use cell phones or communication devices, including but not limited to smart watches, during school hours. After school, students may not use cell phones or devices in any part of the building where school is still in session. (Homework Help room, detention, clubs, etc.)
Students should store cell phones and all communication devices out of sight in a backpack, purse, or locker at all times. The phone or device must be turned off at all times while in the school building. If a phone or device rings or alerts during class, the teacher will take the phone away until the end of the school day. “Forgetting” to turn off the cell phone is not an excuse.
Use of a cell phone or communication device, in any manner, during a test will be considered cheating and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
Students are prohibited from using cell phones or communication devices to take photographs or record video at any time on school property. This includes taking photographs or video recordings in restrooms, locker room areas, etc.
Students should at no time be involved in texting during the course of the school day. Students involved in texting at school face detention, suspension and/or expulsion.
If a student violates the Cell Phone Use Policy:
First Offence: The teacher or school staff shall confiscate the cell phone or communication device and take it to the office. The student will be allowed to pick up their phone at the end of the school day.
Second Offence: The confiscated cell phone or communication device must be picked up, in the school office, by a parent or guardian and a detention must be served.
ANY serious cell phone or communication device offence, including but not limited to, repeated violation of school day use, taking or sharing of inappropriate photos, video recordings, and/or cyberbullying, etc. may result in suspension or expulsion.