High School 101 Electronic Device Policy Tuesday, August 19th, 7th period When may electronic devices be used? • • • • Prior to 7:25am During class exchanges During assigned lunch periods After 2:55 unless in an after school class or detention Where may electronic devices be used? • Electronic devices will be allowed in common areas: o Cafeteria o Courtyard o Hallways • Electronic devices will NOT be allowed in classrooms / instructional areas (including media center, gym, green house, etc.) May I talk on the phone while at school? • Phone calls are only allowed in the cafeteria before school and during lunch periods. • Phone calls are not allowed during class changes and other transitions. May I listen to music while at school? • Students may listen to music through headphones or ear buds in the cafeteria before school or during lunch periods. • Music may not be played openly without headphones or ear buds. • Music/Headphones may not be used during class transitions. What about headphones? • Headphones and ear buds are only allowed to be used by the students in the cafeteria before school and in the cafeteria during lunch periods. • Students will be allowed to use headphones or ear buds during the approved time provided the student is still able to respond to auditory commands communicated by school personnel. What about Videos and Social Media? • Students shall not use electronic devices to capture video, audio or photos of other people at school unless used under the guidance of a teacher and related to curriculum objectives. • Posting of photos, video, etc. will result in disciplinary consequences. Can my phone be confiscated? • YES • Electronic devices should be powered off during class time. Devices heard or seen in use during instructional times or in instructional areas, including in silent mode, will be confiscated and returned to a parent for a $25 fee. The student will also receive ISS. • Electronic devices being used in an inappropriate manner may be confiscated and returned to a parent for a $25 fee. The student will also receive ISS. Can my phone be confiscated? • The point: oIf your phone is confiscated for ANY reason, you will receive ISS AND your parent has to pick up the phone for a $25 fee. Who is responsible if the device is lost or stolen? • The student must secure his/her device at all times and never leave it unattended. Students should guard against theft as they would in any public building or area. • Theft of such devices is a major problem in schools, and often the devices cannot be recovered. • Students should keep the devices on their persons at all times or locked away. • School personnel and/or administrators are not responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of any cell phone or device brought on school property. What about cheating? • If students use communication devices to illegally enhance their own academic performance or another student’s performance (cheat), the student(s) involved will receive additional severe consequences for academic dishonesty and may be banned from having such a device for the remainder of their attendance in Dorchester Two schools. What about other inappropriate behavior? • If students use the communication devices to engage in illegal or unethical behavior such as bullying, harassing, threatening, or intimidating, the students involved will receive additional severe consequences for such conduct and may be banned from having such a device for the remainder of their attendance in Dorchester Two schools. Possible Consequences • Confiscation of electronic device ($25 fee) AND In School Suspension • Out of School Suspension • School Probation • Loss of extracurricular activities Rules regarding the Policy • 1st Offense (confiscation) – 1 day of ISS AND parent pick up for $25 fee • 2nd offense (confiscation) – 1 day of ISS AND OSS and parent pick up with administrator conference • 3rd offense (confiscation) – 3 days of OSS and parent pick up administrator conference • Failure to hand over an electronic device results in an automatic suspension • Electronic Device infractions also result in loss of parking priviledges Student Responsibilities You control your privileges here. Make smart decisions.