Cell Phone Use

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Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

The use of cell phones is PROHIBITED between 7:50am and 3:10pm. Students are permitted to possess cell phones in purses, book bags, or locked lockers. Students should NOT have cell phones in the pockets of clothing. These devices must remain “OFF” during the school day unless WCMS staff members grant permission. White County Middle School is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged electronic devices. The administration will not investigate lost or stolen electronic devices. Telephones in all offices are for school business only. Classroom phones can be utilized for phone calls home with permission from a teacher.

*Cell phone in this document refers to any smart/communication device including, but not limited to watches, iPods, and other personal electronic devices.

1st Offense: Phone will be turned in to the front office and kept for the rest of the day. Student may pick up the device at the end of the day.

2nd Offense: Phone will be turned in to the front office. Parent must pick up the phone and conference with administration to discuss further disciplinary actions.

3rd Offense: 1 day of ISS. Parent must pick up phone.

4th Offense: Parent must pick up phone. Student no longer permitted to have devices at school.