Cell Phone Policy
CELL PHONE POLICY
The default expectation is that by the fifth minute of the period as part of the opening routine ALL personal digital devices and headphones/AirPods are put away unless instructed otherwise.
Teachers must explicitly indicate and state if/when it is acceptable to use personal cell phone devices. Students who use personal electronic devices during times when use is not explicitly authorized will be addressed according to the progressive ladder of consequence supplemented by ladder of support to improve behavior.
Students may use their cellphones for educational purposes in class WHEN DIRECTED BY TEACHER (ex. poll everywhere do nows and checks for understanding). Teachers selecting this option MUST POST clearly within the classroom WHEN AND HOW students will be able to use their phones within the class. If teachers are conducting an activity with cellphones, please ensure that all students have access to technology in order to participate and not exclude students who may not have a Smartphone.
If a student does not adhere to classroom expectations, the following actions will be taken:
- 1st Incident -- Teacher refers students to posted expectations for the class, “as a reminder, everyone should have their phones away right now as we…”
- 2nd Incident -- Teacher conferences with the student, “Please put your cell phone away” or provides a redirect, “I notice you’re still on your phone. Is everything ok? How can I help?”
- 3rd Incident -- Teacher refers the student to Culture and Community by submitting a comment in JumpRope. At the end of class please inform the student that they were referred to Culture & Community, “ I noticed you were on your phone a lot today, based on our new policy I will have to let Mr. Jansen know so we can support you better with managing your time.”
- After the 3rd incident a parent/guardian will be notified that the next violation will result in a disciplinary consequence.
Repeat Referrals will lead to the following Actions by Culture & Community: