VMS Cell Phone Policy
We believe students should be fully engaged in their learning. For that reason, students shouldn't be using cell phones during class. Teachers are expected to address this off-task behavior just as they would any other off-task behavior by utilizing the steps outlined below.
District 27J Cell phone Policy - JICI
Use of Cell Phones on School Grounds:
Student use/possession of a cell phone depends on the grade level of the student. The following categories outline the grade levels and authorized use/possession of cell phones by students. No student, at any grade level, shall use a cell phone or electronic device to engage in, promote or facilitate any other conduct that violates the student code of conduct, other superintendent policies or regulations, or state or federal law. If the building principal or designee believes a student’s possession or use of a cell phone or other electronic devices may involve a violation of the law, the building principal or designee may also refer the matter to law enforcement.
- Elementary Schools: Student use of cell phones is prohibited. If a student is asked to carry a cell phone by parents (ie the student walks home and phone is for safety), the phone must be kept in a secure location until the end of the day.
- Middle Schools: Students may use cell phones before and after school, as long as they do not create a distraction or a disruption. Use of cell phones during the school day is prohibited and they will be powered completely off, concealed and secured.
- High Schools: Students may use cell phones before and after school, as long as they do not create a distraction or disruption. Students may also use cell phones during passing periods and during the lunch break, as long as they do not create a distraction or a disruption or cause the student to be tardy for the next period. During the entire class period, cell phones will be secured in lockers, backpacks, or vehicles.
Vikan Middle School Cell Phone Policy Expectations
General Reminder given by the teacher daily. This can be a whole class verbal reminder, slide, set of general class expectations etc...
1st Offense -Warning given one on one to student by the teacher.
2nd Offense - Teacher takes cell phone until the end of the class and documents the incident in IC Response to intervention log.
3rd Offense - Teacher takes cell phone for the day and the student may pick it up at the end of the day. Teacher calls home and documents in the IC Response to Intervention Log.
4th Offense - Teacher takes phone and sends it to the main office to be picked up by a parent. Teacher calls home and documents in the IC Response to intervention log.
More than four offenses will result in a referral at which time adminsitration will determine the results and contact parents/guardians.