Cell Phone policy

Cell Phone policy

 In response to Chancellor’s regulation A-413, regarding the use of cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems on school property, PS/IS 268 Q has chosen a school-based policy for the use of such devices on school property.

A-413 provides as follows:  Students are permitted to bring the following electronic items to school:  cell phones, laptops, tablets, IPads and other similar computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems.

 PS/IS 268’s policy will be as follows:

 The use of cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems, and other electronic devices is PROHIBITED IN SCHOOL unless a teacher requires their use during classroom instruction.  Students can bring these devices to school as long as they are turned off and out of sight.

  • Cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems, and other electronic devices may not be turned on, seen or used at any time in school: including the bathrooms, locker rooms, stairwells, during dismissal until students have exited the building, or during any fire drills or other emergency preparedness drills or actual emergencies.  If this rule is violated, items will be taken  and returned to the Parent/Guardian ONLY
  • Cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems, and other electronic devices may not be turned on, seen or used during the administration of any school examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.  If this rule is is not followed, items will be taken and returned to the Parent/Guardian ONLY.
  • The cell phone policy is in effect during lunch time and after-school programs as well.  If this rule is not followed, items will be taken and returned to the Parent/Guardian ONLY.             
  • Students should NOT use personal cell phones to contact their parents during the school day.  If the student is sick  they should go to the nurse's office where she  will contact a parent in the event that the student is to  be sent home; or the student may ask to use the telephone in the main office to contact a parent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • If a student chooses to bring cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems and/or other electronic devices to school they do so at their own risk.  The school will not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

If  your child is found using their cell phone without permission the phone will be taken by Administration and returned to the  Parent/Guardian ONLY.

Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.