Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices Policy
Personal mobile devices are defined as cellular phones (including Bluetooth devices), portable music devices (ie. MP3, iPod and headphones), and handheld gaming devices (ie. Gameboy, PSP), etc. Students may possess cell phones, but they must be off or silenced between 8:30 a.m. and 3:14 p.m. and put in a pocket, backpack, or purse, providing that they do not disrupt the educational program or school activities. Mobile device use shall be prohibited during the instructional day, unless permitted and directly supervised by a teacher in the classroom for instructional purposes only. The instructional day is defined as the start of first period to the end of the last period of the day, including Break and Lunch periods. Students may use mobile devices before and after school and at school related events, providing they are not disruptive to the event . If a disruption occurs, an employee may direct the student to turn off the mobile device and/or confiscate the device until the end of the day or activity.
Unauthorized use of a mobile device will result in confiscation of the device, possible parent conference, student detention, and/or suspension. LCHS 7/8 is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items.
If your student needs to reach you during school hours, he/she can go to the designated Safe Zone in the administrative office to make the call. If parents need to get a hold of their child for an EMERGENCY they can call the school at 818 952 - 4293.
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First Offense – The cell phone will be confiscated and kept in the 7/8 Administrative Office. The student may pick up the cell phone after 3:15 pm on the same day or the next morning, no exceptions. Parents will be contacted
Second Offense – The cell phone will be confiscated and kept in the 7/8 Administrative Office. Parent/Guardian must pick up the cell phone after 3:15 pm on the same day or the next morning, no exceptions. Students will be assigned lunch detention
Third Offense and Ongoing Offenses – The cell phone will be confiscated and kept in the 7/8 Administrative Office. The parent/guardian will be required to pick up the cell phone after 3:15 pm on the same day or the next morning, no exceptions. The student will be required to attend Saturday School. For offenses after the 3rd offense the student may be suspended.