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Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

Cell phones may be used at any time before/after school starts, during break, classroom transition and lunch... but NOT in any location during class time (this includes hallways). Cell phones should NOT be seen/used in the classroom, gymnasium, restroom, locker room at any time – unless given permission from the teacher to do otherwise. At the beginning of each class period, students will place their phones in a designated area in the classroom (provided by the teacher). This policy helps to provide the opportunity for focus during class time and minimizes interruptions. Cell phones being used or that are heard in any “off-limit” area will be confiscated. Any staff member confiscating electronic devices (ie. Cell phone, Ipod, MP3, etc...) should turn them in to either the principal or assistant principal on the same day it is taken. For a first offense, the device is confiscated and it will be kept in the front office until the end of the school day. The student will conference with an administrator. On the second offense, the device will be kept in the front office until the end of the school day and parents will be contacted. Any offense after may result in the cell phone being turned in to the front office in the morning and held until the end of the school day.