TRIAL HS Cell Phone Policy

Lookout Valley High School Cell Phone Policy

 

High School only- Trial Basis - Cellphone policy for SY 2015-2016

 

Students may carry their phones or electronic devices with them.

Students may use devices in the common areas of the building i.e. cafeteria, gym, hallways under the following conditions:

            * All use is appropriate (school reserves the right to determine what is appropriate)

            * Use does not cause a disruption

            * Taking pictures or videos of people without their permission is prohibited.  Taking                            pictures or videos of people without their permission will result in confiscation of the                              cell phone/device.

            * If listening to a device, only one ear pod may be used.  Students must be able to hear                        and respond to teachers and those in authority at all times.

 

* Phones/devices should not be used, visible, or heard in classrooms from the time a student enters the classroom unless a teacher has specifically allowed such use.   In that case, the teacher will display the school-wide class sign (a green sign that says, "Cell Phones/Devices are Allowed to be out for Instructional Use Directed by the Teacher") in their room.

 

* If a staff member determines that a phone or ear buds should be taken up, students are expected to surrender the phone or ear buds immediately without argument.

 

* If a staff member determines that a phone should be taken up and turned in to the office, the cell phone policy (consequences) listed in the handbook will be in effect:

            1st offense: Phone/device returned the next school day after the parent                                              contacts a school administrator.

            2nd offense: Phone/device kept at school for 10 days.

            3rd offense: Phone/device kept at school for 15 days or until the end of the                                           quarter (whichever is longer).

            4th offense: Phone/device is kept at school until the end of the school year.

 

* Please be aware that the school is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to any phone or device and has no funds to reimburse students (or parents) for theft, loss, or damage to property.

 

If this trial policy creates problems, the administration will inform all and revert back to the policy printed in the handbook.  Reminder - this is a trial basis.