High School Privilege of Cell Phones

posted Apr 4, 2016, 5:04 PM by Beth McCullough   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 5:34 PM ]
In multiple areas of the high school environment, the structure is modeled after a college environment to prepare students for that phase of their education. High school students, one of the privileges you have had is a good deal of freedom with cell phones. Teachers have always had control over cell phone use in their classrooms. As you know, administration's practice is to set high standards and expect you to rise to them, which you typically do. Unfortunately, however, the freedoms that come with cell phones have been too much of a temptation for an increasing number of students in multiple grades. The measures the staff took at the beginning of this semester (like turning in phones before tests) have not been fully effective in resolving the issue. As a result, across the high school in high school classes until further notice, cell phones will be turned in to a designated location in each class daily. Students can retrieve them as they leave. Teachers will continue to be able to allow you to use phones in instructionally appropriate situations and will tell you if they choose to incorporate a phone application into a lesson. The staff agreed that they are comfortable at this point allowing students to still have their phones during the lunch period. Follow teacher instructions on taking your phone to lunch and returning it upon your return to third period.

At the moment, this measure does not automatically apply to upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) during their time working on CCCC classes. However, mis-use by students will cause students to lose the privilege on an individual basis.

What if high school students need to contact parents during the school day? Come to the office between classes and call.

What if high school parents need to contact students during the school day? Call Mrs. Fields and she will get a message to the student.