Cellular Phones & Electronic Devices
Cell Phones and Devices
The SJHS Administration recommends that NO item of value be brought to school. The school or district assumes NO responsibility for any damaged, lost or stolen devices or lost or damaged data. Students are expected to display responsible online behavior on computers, cell phones and all other communication devices both on and away from school. Strong consequences will be imposed for cyberbullying both in school and away from school. Students may not use any electronic devices to interfere with instruction or school activities, or send inappropriate messages, recordings, broadcasts, or images. Devices are never to be used in any area in which an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy (bathrooms, locker rooms, etc.). Students will be allowed to use cell phones and electronic devices during class changes and during their lunch in the cafeteria and during class for instructional purposes only.
Consequences for use during unauthorized times include:
- Device being confiscated for 24 hours and returned to parent/guardian between 2:45-3:45 p.m. the following school day;
- Device being confiscated for 48 hours and returned to parent/guardian between 2:45-3:45 p.m. after two school days;
- Device being confiscated and returned to parent/guardian between 2:45-3:45 p.m. after the student serves two days out of school suspension. The student will then no longer be allowed to have or use electronic devices on campus for the remainder of the school year.
- If a student continues to possess/use devices, the devices will be confiscated until the last day of school at 3:15 p.m. Student will be disciplined for refusal to obey. Refusing to give the device to an HCS employee will result in a disciplinary action of out of school suspension until the device is surrendered.
The cell phone discipline policy will be strictly enforced.