Cell Phones, etc.

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District Policy for Cell Phones and Electronic Devices is as follows:



7.   Cellular Telephones

7.1.     Possession of a cellular telephone by a student is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student that uses their cell phone inappropriately. A student who possesses a cellular phone shall assume responsibility for its care. At no time shall the District be responsible for preventing theft, loss or damage to cell phones brought onto school property.



7.2.     Cellular telephone and other electronic devices may be used during classroom time, instructional activities, and field trips for instructional purposes at the discretion of the school administration and/or teacher delivering instruction.   In such cases, the teacher will help students to clearly understand the positive and negative behaviors associated with such utilization by outlining the benefits of appropriate use and consequences of improper use in the class disclosure statements.   




7.3.     Exceptions to this policy may be granted by school administration on a case by case basis to accommodate family emergencies or medical necessity. Students violating these guidelines will be disciplined in accordance with District Policy—JK—Student Discipline.



So, what does this mean?  

You may have a cell phone at school.



You may use your cell phone during lunch.



You may use your cell phone before and after school.



You may use your cell phone as a calculator providing you gain permission from your teacher.







You may not use your cell phone during class time (unless a specific academic task as directed by your teacher).



You may not use a hall pass to use your cell phone during class time (meaning you can't go to the bathroom and text a friend).



You may not have your cell phone on, have it visible, or use it in class unless specified by your teacher.



You may not use your cell phone for games or music at any time during school hours. 



When a cell phone is confiscated, it can only be retrieved via a parent pickup in the main office.

8.  Electronic Devices

8.1  Any use of an electronic device that exploits personal information, disrupts the educational process, invades personal privacy, or compromises the integrity of educational programs is strictly prohibited. This includes videoing or photographing individuals on school property without their knowledge and consent. You may not post to social media with their knowledge and consent.  Students violating these guidelines will be disciplined in accordance with District Policy—JK—Student Discipline.  





So, what does this mean?

  • You may not have an electronic device for any purpose other than an e-reader at school (e-readers such as Kindle or Nook for the purpose of reading is acceptable).
  • No iPods/MP3 Players.
  • No headphones/ear buds.
  • No games.
  • No laser pens.
  • No misuse of an electronic device or cell phone.


Any device that is not allowed on school property or used appropriately will be confiscated and it can only be retrieved via a parent pickup in the main office.  

DISRUPTIVE ITEMS

  • Many personal electronic devices become a distraction at school. Also, because they are usually small and expensive, they become a target for theft. As such, the following electronic items are not to be brought to school or used during school hours and will be confiscated to a parent pickup:



iPods, MP3 players, etc.

Hand-held or other game playing devices

Laser pens

The misuse of cell phones and/or calculators 

Lego or other toys/figures

Playing cards or other figure cards (such as Pokemon)