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Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones are valuable and important communicative devices in today’s world. However, use of cell phones during the instructional day seriously impedes and distracts from the learning process. As a school, we believe that students should be allowed to use cell phones on campus at appropriate times but not during the instructional day due to the impact of these devices on learning.

Notes and responsibilities:

  • Students are to turn off cell phones (not on vibrate) and keep them out of sight during the instructional day.
  • Students may use cell phones only before school, at lunch, during passing periods, and after school.
  • Teachers will review the cell phone policy and consequences for cell phone policy violation with all their students at the beginning of the year.
  • Teachers will advise the discipline clerk of cell phone policy violations by either forwarding a cell phone policy violation note or writing an email with the words "Cell phone violation" and the student name, student ID number and period the violation occurred in the subject line.
  • Administrators only will confiscate cell phones if necessary.
  • All staff and students must be consistent with implementation of this policy and the procedures below in order to ensure the learning process is not impacted or disrupted by cell phone use.
  • These rules may be applied for all electronic devices.

1st violation - Detention

  • Teacher/staff notifies the student and the discipline clerk of the cell phone policy violation.
  • Discipline clerk records infringement of cell phone violation in Zangle as a first offense.
  • Discipline clerk calls the student to the office and issues a detention.

2nd violation - FACTS detention

  • Teacher/staff notifies the student and the discipline clerk of the cell phone policy violation.
  • Discipline clerk records infringement of the cell phone violation in Zangle as a second offense.
  • Discipline clerk and/or appropriate vice principal calls the student to the office and issues a FACTS detention.
  • Dialer sent home Thursday before FACTS detention.

3rd violation – Suspension

  • Teacher/staff notifies the student and the discipline clerk of the cell phone policy violation.
  • Discipline clerk records infringement of cell phone violation in Zangle as a third offense.
  • Discipline clerk writes a referral for student discipline and gives this to a VP.
  • Vice principal issues a one-day suspension.
  • Vice principal calls parent.