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Electronic Devices and Cell Phone Policy

Possession of Electronic Devices and Cell Phones:  

Students may be in possession of electronic devices and cell phones, providing that these devices do not disrupt the educational program or school activities. All electronic devices shall remain off and away during the instructional day and at any other time as directed by a school employee. The  instructional day is defined as 8:00 a.m. through the end of the last period of the day. Students  may use cell phones before and after school and during school-related events, provided they are not disruptive to the event. 

Additional Information: 

  • The taking or transmitting of pictures or videos on a phone is strictly prohibited at any time during the school day. 
  • No student shall be prohibited from possessing or using an electronic device that is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the student's health and  the use of which is limited to health-related purposes. (Education Code 48901.5)  
  • If students prefer, they are welcome to check-in their phones at the office upon arrival and may pick them up immediately at the end of the school day. 
  • Students may not use headphones/AirPods/Beats, Bluetooth devices, or cell phones during the school day. The only exception is if a student uses the headphones and/or cell phone for educational purposes under their teacher’s direct supervision. 
  • Please carefully consider the monetary value of cell phones before sending them to school  with students. Students who bring electronic devices to school do so at their own risk. The school and/or district is not responsible for lost or stolen electronics.

In the event that a student must get in contact with a parent or guardian, he/she should ask the teacher to use the classroom phone or go to the main office to make the call rather than using his/her cell phone.

Consequences for Electronic Devices/Cellular Phones/Headphones 

First offense

Verbal warning, reminder of policy

Second Offense

Verbal warning, reminder of policy, teacher contacts parents by phone or email 

Third Offense

Device held in office, student pick up after school, office email to parent

Fourth Offense

Administration contacts parents, disciplinary referral, parents may need to pick-up devices/phones from the office

Locker Room

Any cell phones used in the PE locker rooms will be confiscated immediately due to privacy concerns.