Cell phones may be used before / after school and during lunch. Students should not have them out during class changes. Only one ear bud/headphone/AirPods etc. should be used during those specific times. Cell phones/ear buds etc. may be taken from the student by a staff member and parents will need to come to school to pick them up.
CELL PHONES AND/OR ANY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES Cell phones that are heard or are in use on school grounds during school hours without the consent of school personnel or on school transportation will be confiscated. At the secondary level, cell phones are allowed to be on and in operational mode before the school day begins, during the assigned lunch period, and after the ending school bell for dismissal. All other cell phone use shall be at the direction and permission of school personnel or with the permission of the bus driver. Only electronic communications approved by school officials for a school assignment will be permitted. Any other electronic communications will be considered a violation and will be prohibited. Electronic communications include, but are not limited to, video/audio records, photographs, and/or text messages. The school will not be held responsible for lost or stolen cell phones and/or any electronic devices. No student may have in his or her possession any wireless communication device or any other item that records, stores, or transmits data during any standardized testing (FSA, EOC, etc.). This policy applies to grades PreK-12 as does everything in the Student Conduct and Discipline Code. Violation of this provision may result in the loss of the student’s privilege to possess a cell phone on campus in addition to any other prescribed disciplinary intervention. If a cell phone/electronic device is visible, being handled, or otherwise used in any manner during a test or exam, it will be considered cheating and the student may receive a zero for that test or exam. 13 Note: Use of a wireless communications device includes the possibility of the imposition of disciplinary action by the school or criminal penalties if the device is used in a criminal act [§1006.07(2)(e), Florida Statutes]. Note: Students may only use a single earbud during authorized use of any electronic device