Electronics & iPads 

8th Grade Students:

All East Middle School Students:

Any personal property that causes a disruption at school will not be permitted. This includes such items as radios, cell phones, tape/CD players, MP3 players, tapes/CDs, electronic games, skateboards, yo-yos, and other toys. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Electronic devices (phones, music players, hand-held games and the like) should not distract from the learning environment. As the school is not responsible for the loss, theft or damage of any student electronic devices, it is most advisable that students keep these things at home. However, if at school, those devices should be kept in the student’s locker. 

Students may have electronic devices at times and for purposes designated only by the school administration. Should a teacher or administrator ask, students should be prepared to return their devices to their locker at any time. Teachers may grant permission for students to bring devices to class for instructional purposes, however, such instances will always be voluntary and the students will be responsible for their device and any and all costs of the use of their device in class.

At no time should students use their personal phones or electronic devices to make or receive calls or text messages. To ensure the safety and security of all students on campus at all times, all outside communication must go through the main office. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.

If a student violates the Electronic Devices Policy, teachers may (1) require students to turn the device off and put it in the student’s pocket, (2) return it to their locker, (3) report it to an administrator. If a student’s electronic device or phone is confiscated, it will be returned to them once and then each additional time it is confiscated, a parent or guardian will be asked to retrieve it from the office staff.
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