Cell Phone Policy

 

HCMS Cell Phone Policy

All cell phones, computing devices, portable music and/or entertainment systems brought to school must be turned off before entering the school.  Cell phones must be placed in a Yondr cell phone case.  Devices are not to be turned on until students have left the school property.  School property includes lunchtime, recess, bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, after-school programs and school trips.

 

Cell phones, computing devices, portable music and/or entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises. 

 

Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, or pursuant to an Individualized Education Plan or a Section 504 accommodation plan.

 

Students who use cell phones, computing devices, portable music and/or entertainment systems in violation of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school policy, Chancellor’s Regulations A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy will be subject to discipline accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.

 

Students who choose to bring cell phones, computing devices, portable music and/or entertainment systems to school are fully responsible for that device.  HCMS-MS 297 is not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged cell phones, computing devices, portable music and/or entertainment systems.  This includes a child lending, or having the cell phones, computing devices, portable devices, portable music and/or entertainment systems out during the school day and allowing another child to take it resulting in accidentally damaging the device.  The sole responsibility of bringing a cell phone, computing device, portable device, portable music and/or entertainment systems is that of the child, not the school.  

 

If the school confiscates a cell phone, computing device, portable music and/or entertainment system for violation of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school policy, Chancellor’s Regulations A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, the principal/designee must contact the student’s parent.

 

If a student has forgotten his/her Yondr case, the student is required to hand in his/her phone.  If a student does NOT utilize his/her Yondr cell phone case and takes out or uses the cellphone during the school day, the cell phone will be confiscated and the parent of the child will be called to come to school to pick up the phone.

 

The first time the school confiscates computing devices, portable devices, portable music and/or entertainment system, the student’s parent will be contacted and it will be returned to the student at the end of the day.  The second time and/or subsequent times the school confiscates a computing devices, portable devices, portable music and/or entertainment system, the student’s parent will be contacted and required to come school so that the phone can be returned to the parent.

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