ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY
Electronic Devices: Cellular Phones, iPads/Tablets, CD/MP3 Players, iPods, etc. During the school day, cellular phones and devices may be used during classroom exchanges, during lunch, and before and after school but never during class, assemblies, or After School Program without the explicit, direct permission of the teacher.
When can communication devices be used?
- Prior to 8:15am 2. During class exchanges 3. During assigned lunch period 4. After 3:15pm unless in an after-school class or detention
Where can communication devices be used? Common Areas: Cafeteria, Courtyard, and Hallways. The Media Center is an instructional area for students who are using the library/media center with a class or who are sent by teachers for classroom assignments. Students may use communication devices in offices only with the permission of the staff member present.
Who is responsible if the device is lost or stolen? The student must secure his/ her device at all times and never leave it unattended. Students should guard against theft as they would in any public building or area. Theft of such devices is a major problem in schools, and often the devices cannot be recovered. Students should keep the devices on their persons at all times or locked away. School personnel and /or administrators are not responsible for the loss or damage of any cell phone or device brought on school property. Learning will not be interrupted to locate electronic devices or chargers, ear buds, etc.
- Communication Devices may not be used during instructional time* 2. Students may use communication devices during instructional time ONLY if the classroom teacher gives explicit permission for such things as lesson enhancement, assessment, student organization, etc. 3. Speaker functions may not be used at any time. Others should not hear music or conversations. 4. Earphones, ear buds, and Bluetooth devices must be removed during instructional time and during classroom exchanges. 5. Ringtones have to be placed on “vibrate” or “silent.” 6. Students may not activate the video, camera, or sound recording function of the device at any time unless they are acting pursuant to the explicit instructions of a teacher or administrator.