Cell Phones & Electronic Devices Policy

  • It is the strong recommendation of Shorecrest High School that students and parents carefully weigh the choice of whether or not to bring personal cell phones, music players, cameras, and other electronic devices to school. They can be disruptive to the learning environment, often create discipline problems, and are all to frequently damaged, lost, or stolen. If students do bring cell phones and/or other electronic devices to school, they are subject to the following policy guidelines.

    Use of Electronic Devices at School:

    1. Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and kept out of sight during class time, unless otherwise directed by individual teachers in their classrooms. Parents are reminded that is cases of emergency, the main office is the appropriate point of contact to ensure that your child is reached quickly and assisted in an appropriate way.
    2. Cell phones must not disrupt classroom lessons with ringtones, beeping, or vibrating.
    3. Cell phones and other electronic devices may not be used in any manner that disrupts classrrom lessons or other educational activities, such as assemblies.
    4. Cell phones, cameras, or other devices should not be used to photograph or film others without their consent.

    Care for Electronic Devices:

    1. Students who bring cell phones or other electronic devices to school are soley responsible for the safety and security of those devices.
    2. The school accepts no responsibility for cell phones or other electronic devices that are lost, damaged, or stolen at school or while traveling to and from school.

    Process for Violation of This Policy:

    Students who violate the rules for the use of cell phones and other electronic devices, set forth above, will face corrective action as described below:

    • First violation – warning by teacher, teacher may confiscate for the remainder of the class period.
    • Second violation – cell phone/electronic device confiscated by teacher and turned in to administration/dean of students to be picked up at the end of the school day.
    • Third violation – confiscation, item given to administrator/dean of students to be picked up at end of the day or later by parent/guardian.
    • Fourth violation - confiscation, item given to administrator/dean of students, school discipline imposed.