Cell Phone / Device Policy
CELLULAR PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Do not leave property unattended. Students assume responsibility for loss, theft, or damage to any school or personal property issued or belonging to them. The school, in every way possible endeavors to protect all student property and issued equipment, but is not responsible for them. Students should not bring items such as radios, IPods, cameras, or any other electronic equipment. Neither the school nor its employees are responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices including cellular phones. Students and families assume the risks for such devices brought to school.
Students may not use a cell phone to contact a parent for illness or any other health related issues. The school will call home or emergency contact if your student is ill. Parents needing to contact their child must call the school. Please do not call or text your child on their cell phone during school hours.
Using the internet, interactive technology, or apps to harass, humiliate, threaten, or embarrass another student or adult is against the law and in violation of school and district policy. These sites and apps include Kik messenger, ooVoo, WhatsApp, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, Snapchat, Skout, and many others. Anonymous postings can be traced back to the individual by school authorities and law enforcement. THINK BEFORE YOU POST! Engaging in this behavior may result in law enforcement notification, documentation in your permanent record, and disciplinary school action.
All students are to follow the RUSD Acceptable Use Contract agreement. Including cell phones being turned off from the time they arrive at school in the morning through school hours (including nutrition and lunch), unless otherwise instructed by a school official. Phones may be turned on again once students have left school premises.
DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR MISUSE OF CELL PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
All electronic equipment used inappropriately will be confiscated.
- First Time: Warning (Returned after school)
- Second Time: 1 Lunch Detention (Returned after school)
- Third and Subsequent Times: 2 Lunch Detentions and Returned to Parent/Guardian
Cell phones may be picked up in the Student Service Center (SSC) after 3:30 PM.