The purpose of this policy is to set forth expectations for occasional and appropriate use of existing and emerging technologies which students may possess, including but not limited to cellular phones, digital picture/video cameras and/or camera phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), iPods, MP3s, pagers, and other personal electronic devices capable of transmitting data or images. Students who possess and/or use such devices at school occasionally with principal approval shall demonstrate the greatest respect for the educational environment and the rights and privacy of all individuals within the school community.
In an effort to promote appropriate use of technology while keeping the integrity of the classroom instruction intact, the SAHS cell phone policy will allow students to use their phones during designated times throughout the day.
THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF IMPROPER TECHNOLOGY USE AND ARE PROHIBITED:
-Electronic forgery-Illegal behavior during the instructional and non-instructional day
-Cyber bullying / Cyber threats
-Invasion of personal rights-Inappropriate language and/or image communication
STUDENTS MAY UTILIZE THESE DEVICES UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:
- During class transitions*
- During Power Hour*
- ALL DEVICES SHOULD BE ON SILENT!!
*Headphones may only be used before school, after school, and during PowerHour. During PowerHour, students must observe the one ear policy and must always have one ear free from ear bud or headphones so that instruction can be heard. Students are not allowed to play sounds out loud or conduct telephone calls.