Code of Conduct

Section IX: Electronic devices

Students are permitted to use their cell phones, handheld mobile devices, electronic game devices and other similar items. Students may not use these items during any instructional time without the explicit permission of staff or at any other time when use is deemed prohibited by staff.

Upon a first offense of unauthorized use, the device will be confiscated and returned to the student at the end of the class period or school day. Upon a second or successive offense, the device will only be returned to the parent. Other penalties as set forth in this Code of Conduct may also be pursued in lieu of or in addition to the above penalties.

The misuse of electronic devices includes but is not limited to texting, recording a fight and/or code of conduct violation, publishing a recording that is damaging to others, sexting, verbal comments, graphic and symbolic communication, written communication via email, instant messaging, blogging, defamatory personal and online personal polling websites, supporting the deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group.

Students may not engage in electronic communication that demeans or ridicules on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, or any other legally protected status (cyberbullying). The possession and/or transmission of child pornography is subject to prosecution and must be reported to the police. A violation of the Student Internet Safety Policy may warrant a Level 2 or 3 response depending on the severity of the misuse.