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Electronics Policy

Electronics/Cell Phone

A student’s cell phone, MP3 player, or other electronic device (tablet, chromebook, laptop, etc.) must be turned off and concealed before the beginning of first period. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted to be out and visible at all during the school day (7:35-2:35); this includes the hallways, classrooms, offices, locker room, restrooms, study halls, etc. The only exception is during the students’ 30 minute lunch bell. After lunch any/all devices must be turned off and put away before the student continues to class. Students will not be permitted to use their device in the hallway between lunch and their lockers. Headphones/ear-buds are not permitted at any point during the school day and will be confiscated. 

All actions (e.g. texts, websites visited, social media posts, pictures, etc.) by the student on his or her device during lunch are subject to the expectations and rules set forth in the student code of conduct. Any student taking, possessing, disseminating or sharing pictures, images, and/or videos that were obtained with electronic devices during school hours, without the expressed written consent of those involved, on school property, or at a school activity will be subject to discipline under the Student Code of Conduct. Disseminating and sharing pictures includes but is not limited to posting on social websites (e.g. Facebook, Kik, Vine, Twitter, SnapChat), photo sharing websites (e.g. Flickr, Instagram, Photobucket) or video sharing websites (e.g. YouTube). 

Students who use an electronic device without permission, in the hallway, in classrooms or other school locations not permitted will have their device confiscated for the remainder of the school day. Students may pick up their electronic device at the end of the day from the front office. Repeated offenses will result in consequences listed below. When a teacher confiscates a device, the student will turn over his or her device immediately. Students who refuse to turn their electronic device over to a teacher or adult will have further consequences for insubordination. Any student who has any kind of device out during an exam, test, or quiz will automatically receive a zero in addition to the above consequences.

Penalty

Penalties for improper use of a cell phone/electronics are as follows:

1st Offense: Confiscation + verbal warning
2nd Offense: Confiscation + 1 hour detention
3rd Offense: Confiscation + 2 hour detention
4th Offense: Confiscation (Parent must pick up the device) + (2) 2 hour detentions
5+ Offenses: Confiscation (Parent must pick up the device) + 1-3 days in BIC

*Taylor High School or any individual employees therein are not responsible for loss of property that results from students not abiding by school policy and any resulting confiscation.

When Students Can Use a Device

  1. Before school
  2. During lunch
  3. After school
  4. During class when a teacher has approved the use of the device