When students enter the school building, all electronics should be turned off and out of sight. The electronics should remain off and out of sight unless directed by a teacher. This policy applies to the arrival time, the instructional day, and the dismissal time. Teachers may allow students to use electronics at their own discretion during the arrival time, the instructional day, and the dismissal time.
While students' devices should be turned off and out of sight throughout the instructional day, there will be opportunities for proper use of electronics and other devices related to instructional needs. Teachers may allow for a BYOD environment in their classroom throughout the school year to supplement their instruction. Students are responsible for appropriate use of their own device during these opportunities, and the teacher will outline what is the appropriate use in their classroom. This will be facilitated at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
Some examples of appropriate use are researching a topic, watching a video, taking notes, collaborating, listening to podcasts, listening to music to help focus, view teacher websites, etc.
Some examples of inappropriate use are taking pictures of other students or staff, filming inappropriate activities, social media, listening to music without headphones, etc.
If student devices are used inappropriately, teachers will confiscate them. Items confiscated by staff members (i.e. cell phones, iPods, etc.) are the responsibility of the staff member. These items should be turned into the office for safekeeping. If confiscated, the item will be labeled with the student's name and the date, and the staff member who confiscated the item will contact the parent.