Electronic devices may not be used in the classroom unless the teacher has indicated that the phones will be used for instructional reasons, and they post a sign on the door stating that phones are being used for that purpose. Students who violate the rule and have their phone out or charging during class must give the electronic device to the teacher (or administrator or staff member) upon request. The teacher will follow the consequences listed below.
If a student has an electronic device in class, the consequences are as follows:
- First time: The teacher will contact the parent to report that the student had an electronic device out during class.
- Second time: The teacher will give the phone to a dean, and the student’s parent/guardian must retrieve it at the school.
- Third time: The teacher will give the electronic device to the administration, who may return the phone after a length of time, not to exceed one month.
If a student refuses to give the electronic device to the teacher, then the consequences for “non-compliance to a directive” are as follows:
- The teacher will contact a dean, who will confiscate the electronic device from the student.
- The teacher will follow up with a written referral citing the student’s refusal to comply.
- For the first offense for non-compliance: the dean will assign the student one day of In-School Suspension, and a parent/guardian must retrieve the electronic device from the dean.
- For the second offense for non-compliance: one day of Out-of-School Suspension, and a parent/guardian must retrieve the electronic device from the dean.
- For the third offense for non-compliance: three days of Out-of-School Suspension, and a parent/guardian must retrieve the electronic device from the dean.
The dean will send the teacher a follow-up message about the consequences that were assigned to the student within 48 hours.