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We have noted an upswing in students having cell phones and earbuds in use during instructional time. We have provided guidance in writing and through announcements many times last semester and as we returned second semester. Students found using electronic devices and wearing earbuds or headphones when not permitted will face consequences.

  • The student will receive a discipline referral for violating the Student Code of Conduct.
  • The device will be confiscated, brought to the office, and the student will not be permitted to have it back.
  • The parent or guardian listed in myStudent will be able to pick it up at the end of the school day.
  • If the student acts disrespectfully, the referral level and consequence will increase.

The School Board and Superintendent have made clear when devices may be used or earbuds worn in high schools: Only before and after school, during the passing period between classes, and during the student’s scheduled lunch. At no other time may they be used. This includes in the hall on a bathroom pass.

Please emphasize at home that the student must comply with this district-wide policy as we have presented it so many times.