Cell Phone Policy - High School
To: Parents, Students and Staff
From: Dr. James J. Lavender, Superintendent
Subject: High School Student Cell Phone Usage
Date: July 22, 2022
Over the past year, student use of cell phones and other electronic devices has become an increasingly negative disruption in school and often interferes with classroom instruction. Additionally, inappropriate usage of cell phones is on the rise and often serves as a critical element in harassment, intimidation, and bullying matters.
School officials will begin the new school year by tightening up our high school cell phone/electronic device policy by requiring all students to silence their phones/devices and put them away during class and in study halls. However, students may use their cell phones responsibly during S.M.A.R.T. and passing time. Aside from S.M.A.R.T. and passing time, cell phones are not to be seen nor heard during the instructional day.
Student Inappropriate Use of Technology – including but not limited to cell phones, smart watches and other electronic devices – is considered a Tier I violation. Students who violate this policy will receive two (2) Administrative Lunch Detentions (ALDs) for a first offense and two After-School Detentions (ASDs) for a second offense. Furthermore, devices and electronic devices may be confiscated by faculty and/or an administrator and parental pickup may be required.
We respectfully ask that parents and guardians support our efforts in maintaining an environment conducive to learning and student well-being.