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Cellphone & Electronic Devices Policy

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New 2021-2022 Cell Phone and Electronic Devices Policy

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Dear Parents:
 
Because we have seen an increase in cyber bullying nationwide, an increase of distraction due to cell phones, and we have seen a decrease in appropriate social interaction between students, we have decided that cell phones and all other electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, tablets, iPods, PSPs, Smart watches, audio ear pieces/air pods, headphones, etc.) must be turned off, including the notification setting, upon arrival at school.  Beginning at 8:50, all personal electronic devices must remain in the student’s bookbag until the end of the school day.  If a teacher allows BYOD for a specific class period, students will be given permission in that class period to retrieve the devices.  Any personal devices seen or heard at any time without specific permission will be confiscated, and the student will receive consequences (through WWC). 

 

1st Offense         Card Mark Warning (Allow student to place phone in bookbag)            No Parent Phone Call

2nd Offense        Phone Confiscated                                                                                 Parent Phone Call

3rd Offense         Phone Confiscated & Morning or After School Detention               Parent Phone Call

4th Offense         Phone Confiscated & ITI                                                                         Parent Phone Call

5th Offense         Phone Confiscated & Referral                                                              Parent Phone Call

 

If your student’s device has been confiscated, a parent must come to the front office to sign for the device.  Students cannot be on their device until they are at the bus port (not walking to the bus port) or in the car rider line at the end of the day. 

 

Field Trips – Students may only use their personal electronic devices when given permission at specific time(s) and place(s). An electronic device without permission will be confiscated. 

Early Morning Supervision (8:15-8:50)– Personal electronic devices are not permitted. Any student needing to use an electronic device will be directed to the Media Center after it opens at 8:30 (as space permits).

 

If a student needs to contact a parent/guardian, they must have a signed agenda pass from their teacher to visit the front office.  Parents/Guardians, if you need to contact your child during the day, please call the front office at 770-975-6764.  Thank you for your cooperation and support as we strive to minimize distractions due to electronic devices and encourage appropriate social interactions with peers.