School Resources Cell Phone Use Policies

Cell Phone Use Policies

Cell Phone Use Policies

Bruce M. Whittier Middle School, Poland

Cell Phones and Electronics

  • Upon arrival at school, cell phones and all other electronic devices must be placed in students' locked lockers, given to advisor, or to the main office where they are to remain for the entire day. Students may retrieve phones/electronics from any of these locations at the end of the school day.
  • Students using or possessing electronics during the school day (including in their pockets), will have their device confiscated and given to their RT advisor to return at the end of the school day. Second offenses will require an individual plan to remedy the issue.
  • Headphones are to be used only with teacher permission for school related assignments and may not be worn in the hallways while changing classes.

 

Camden-Rockport Middle School, Camden

We are a cell phone free school. Upon arriving in the morning students need to have cell phones out of sight. If we even see it out, even if it is not being used, we will confiscate it. The first time the student gets it back the same day. Anytime after that a parent has to come in and pick it up. It's been really successful for us. We are a 5-8 middle school.

 

Central Aroostook Junior/Senior High School, Mars Hill

Click HERE to view their policy

 

Falmouth High School, Falmouth

In Falmouth we don't have a cell phone policy, per se. Teachers do the shoe caddy thing, while others want students to use their phones as devices to record, take pictures of notes, etc. and allow them to be out.

 

Fort Fairfield Middle School, Fort Fairfield

Cell Phone Confiscation Form

Student Name__________________________________

Official Policy: 1st offense: warning; 2nd offense: office detention; 3rd and additional offenses: office detention and hold phone until parent meeting with student/administration.

1.First Offense____          Date:____________         Time:___________

Individual confiscating phone:_______________________________

Date returned to student:_________ By(initials)_____

Remarks: 

Second Offense____        Date:____________         Time:___________

Individual confiscating phone:_______________________________

Date returned to student:_________ By(initials)_____

Remarks: 

Third Offense____ Date:____________         Time:___________

Individual confiscating phone:_______________________________

Date returned to student:_________ By(initials)_____

Remarks: 

 

Freeport High School, Freeport

Revised FHS Cell Phone Policy:  December 2015

1. Cell phones are permitted during all passing periods and during the lunch period.

2.  Cell phones are not permitted during any study hall.

3.  Cell phones are not permitted during any class period unless given direct permission from that teacher.

4.  Cell phones are not permitted in the hallways during class time (such as during a bathroom break).

5.  Cell phones are not permitted during advisory time (including call backs and assemblies) unless given permission from the advisor for academic use only.

6.  During study hall, headphones can only be used with an IPad or laptop, not with a cell phone.

7.  Breaking the cell phone policy during class time will result in detention with a teacher and the phone held in the office for the remainder of the day.

8.  Breaking the cell phone policy during study hall or in hallways during class time will result in an office detention and the phone held in the office for the remainder of the day.

9.  Habitually breaking the cell phone policy may result in further consequences from administration.

 

Howard Troy Middle School, Belfast

Our middle school policy does not allow cell phone use during school hours with the exception of lunch half hour where they still need to ask permission but may text/call parents only.

 

Lewiston High School, Lewiston

Electronic Devices:

Use of electronic devices(eg CD players, ipods, mp3 players, headphones, ear buds, radios, cell phones, and tablets)is allowed in the building only before and after school, during passing time, and in the cafeteria during lunch. Devices accessories are not allowed in the classrooms, study halls or hallways during the instructional day and should be kept in a backpack or pocket, out of sight and turned off, unless expressly approved, in advance, by school authority. Violaters will be required to leave the device with school staff or in the main office to be picked up after school. Fairly to comply is cause for suspension. Repeat offenders may face further administrative consequences. Use of digital or other technology to videotape or audio record within the school building is not allowed without prior permission from school authority. Violations will result in administrative action. 

 

Lincolnville Central School, Lincolnville

Students may bring phones to school, but they must be kept in student lockers during the day. Students may not make calls on their personal phones during the school day without permission from a staff member. 

 

Madawaska Middle/Senior High School, Madawaska

 Cell phone usage is prohibited at Madawaska Middle/High School between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and the final bell at the end of the day.  The followig consequences will be implemented for cumulative violation of this rule:

1st Offense: Cell phone is confiscated and may only be picked up by a parent - student receievs a verbal warning.

2nd Offense:  Cell phone is confiscated and may only be picked up by a parent - student receives a Satruday detention.

3rd Offense: Cell phone is confiscated and may only be picked up by a parent - student receives two Saturday detentions.

4th Offense: Cell phone is confiscated and may only be picked up by a parent - student referred to the superintendent.

Please note that cell phone offenses are cumulative throughout the 7th and 8th grade (middle school), then "reset" in 9th grade and are cumulative throughout the 9th - 12th grade.  Cell phone offenses do not "reset" at the end of each high school year.

 

 

Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln

Click HERE to see their policy

 

Messalonskee High School, Oakland

Messalonskee Student/Parent Handbook

RSU 18 Policy

RSU 18 Rules

 

Morse High School, Bath

I have learned that practices work much more effectively than policies.

Attached is a picture from one of our classrooms. The practice is simple, buy one of those hanging shoe organizer and add some names to each slot, (if you teach 5 classes, each slot can have 5 names), and have the students deposit their phone in their slot as they enter the room.

Teachers that do this at Morse do not have any problems with cellphones. Some are willing to reward their students by allowing them to check messages at the end of class (if the lesson/activity is finished). 

Another advantage to this this practice is; as soon as you enter a classroom for an observation you instantly know who is or is not using the hanging shoe organizer. I do my best to encourage them to adopt this practice.

Click HERE to view a picture of what was described.

 

Mt. Valley High School, Rumford

No cell phones allowed during class time.  Students can use cell phones between classes, during lunch and both before and after school.

 

Mt. View High School, Thorndike

Click HERE to see their policy

 

Noble High School, North Berwick

Cell Phones and Cameras:

Although students are allowed to have a cell phone in school, ringers must be turned off and they may not be used during instructional class time, tutorials, KnightTime or in the Learning Center. Students may use a cell phone for calls or texting before school, in between classes, and/or after school.

A student’s phone may be confiscated if it is used during class, tutorials, the Learning Center, or KnightTime. Any student refusing to relinquish an electronic device upon staff request will be considered insubordinate and will be subject to disciplinary consequences assigned by the administration. Repeated misuse of a cell phone will result in the student being prohibited from having a phone in school.

The use of cameras, including camera phones, is strictly prohibited in locker rooms, restrooms, and classrooms.  In other school locations, students are required to obtain permission before photographing any individual.

Any use of cellular telephones and other electronic devices that violates any Board policy, administrative procedure or school rule is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to violations of the student code of conduct, harassment, and cheating. Students violating these rules will be subject to discipline, which may include:


a. Exclusion of the device from school for an extended period;
b. Sanctions ranging from detention to expulsion from school depending upon the nature of the offense and the student's disciplinary record.

 

RSU 50 – Crystal, Dyer Brook, Hersey, Island Falls, Merrill, Moro Plantation, Mt. Chase, Oakfield, Patten, Sherman, Smyrna, and Stacyville

Rules for student use of cellular phones & other electronic devices:

1. Students are prohibited from using privately owned electronic devices, including but not limited to cellular telephones, Blackberries, i Phones, MP3 players, and electronic games during the school day including recess time.

a. During the school day, all such devices must be turned off.

b. The only exception to this rule is when a teacher specifically authorizes students

to use such a personal electronic device for a specific purpose (such as entering an assignment).

c. If this rule is violated, the teacher will immediately confiscate the device for the remainder of the school day, and discipline may be imposed as provided below.

2. Students may use electronic devices on field trips and during extracurricular activities only if authorized by the staff-member in charge.

3. The use of cameras in any type of electronic device is strictly prohibited in locker rooms, restrooms, and classrooms.

a. In other locations where students are allowed to use electronic devices, students are required to obtain permission before taking a photograph or video of any individual. Students must also obtain permission from any individual appearing in a photograph or video prior to posting on any social networking site or other Internet site such as YouTube.

4. Any use of cellular telephones and other electronic devices that violates any Board policy/procedure or school rule is strictly prohibited. In addition, accessing, viewing, posting, forwarding, downloading, or displaying any materials that are defamatory, abusive, obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, threatening, discriminatory, harassing, and/or illegal is prohibited.

5. Student cellular telephones and other electronic devices may be subject to search if there is reasonable suspicion that a student is violating Board policies/procedures and/or school rules.

a. A building Administrator may maintain possession of an electronic device as long as is reasonably necessary for evidentiary purposes.

6. Students violating these rules will be subject to discipline, which may include:

a. Not being allowed to bring electronic devices to school;

b. Sanctions ranging from detention to expulsion from school depending upon the nature of the offense and the student's disciplinary record.

7. Evidence of illegal activities involving electronic devices will be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities and a building administrator may give a device to law enforcement authorities upon request.

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