DIGITAL MEDIA DEVICES
Cell Phones and Digital Media Devices
The appropriate use of cell phones and other electronic devices will be permitted before and after school hours and in the hallways during student passing periods as well as in the lunch room during the student's lunch period.
Students may also use electronic devices in the classroom at the teacher’s discretion. The use of cell phones and other electronic devices for inappropriate reasons while on campus, (including cheating, sexting, harassment, or any use that is inappropriate and in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy, District Policy or disruptive to a positive learning school environment) will be cause for disciplinary action.
Snowcrest Junior High School prohibits the use of cell phones and digital media devices including, but not limited to, (cell phones, headphones, MP3 players, e-readers, laptops, stereos, pagers, handheld games, cameras, etc.) during class periods unless the teacher allows them for learning purposes only.
Students are not permitted to leave class to use a cell phone or electronic device. It will be considered a violation if the student's cell phone or electronic device disrupts the class. Students are expected to cooperate in handing over cell phones and digital media devices when requested. If a student does not comply, he/she is "insubordinate" and appropriate action will take place. Students may be suspended for repetitive violations of this policy and/or related insubordination.
Filming/taking pictures on school campus during school hours must be under the direction of a teacher and used only for assignments given by teachers. Violation of the camera policy will require the same consequences as other electronic devices. In addition, pictures and/or film may also be viewed and deleted and/or given to the proper authorities if deemed inappropriate by school administrators.
Violation of the cell phone/electronic device policy will be as follows:
1st offense: Warning: Phone/Digital Media device is returned to the student. Cell phone/Digital Media device will be taken away by a SJH staff member or teacher. The student’s name will be recorded in the “My Student” application and the item may be picked up at the end of the day by the student.
2nd offense: Parent is required to pick up the Phone/Digital Media device. Cell phone/Digital Media device will be taken away by a SJH staff member or teacher. The student’s name will be recorded by administration in the “My Student” application and the parent is required to pick up the item from the office.
3rd offense: Referral to administration and suspension. Cell phone/Digital Media device will be taken away by a SJH staff member and brought down to an administrator. The student will be suspended for one day and the item will be returned to the parent.
When a student is not in the classroom and classes are in session, cell phones and other electronic devices may not be used unless the use is under the direction of a teacher. The school is not responsible for lost or broken digital media devices.
The taking or sharing of obscene, pornographic, lewd, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate images or photographs will not be tolerated. Other violations of appropriate use involving social media sites such as Facebook and other sites will be addressed on a case by case basis. Violations will be referred to law enforcement.
The school and its employees are not responsible for any lost, damaged, stolen or otherwise harmed digital/electronic media devices brought to school for any reason, with or without school approval. Individuals bringing such devises to school are solely responsible for them. Violation of school cell phone and/or other electronic devices policy and/or reasonable suspicion of a violation of policy or student safety allow the school administration to view the contents of that device. School district policies and State and Federal laws regarding illegal content of electronic devices will be strictly enforced.