Cell phones, iPhones, and pagers have become a common form of communication in today’s world and many parents rely on these devices as a vital link to student their child’s safety. However, cell phones, iPhones and pagers can also be a disruption in class and to a student’s learning. There is also the potential for misuse by the student and others.
Parents wishing to authorize their student to carry a cell phone to school will need to complete the cell phone use agreement and keep the school office updated with any changes in numbers or status. All cell phones and pagers are to be turned off during school hours and in the student’s backpack. Cell phones that cause disruption may be taken away by school staff and held in the office.
Cell phones may not be used in the classrooms, hallways, lunchroom, restrooms, in bus lines, or on the playgrounds at any time. All authorized cell phone calls need to be made in the area of the school office or immediately outside the front doors. Individual permission may be given by a teachers or supervisor to use a cell phone in a specifically designated area. Cell phone calls of any social nature from school grounds are discouraged. The school will not assume responsibility for cell phone misuse beyond it’s direct supervision.
Note: Each classroom has a telephone that may be used by students to contact parents during school hours.