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    Student Cell Phone Policy

    Hodgkins Leadership Academy has a strict no cell phone policy during school hours for the safety of students and staff. What was once a minor disruption has significantly interrupted the learning day. The use of cell phones during the school day has led to pictures and videos posted of students by their peers without their knowledge and permission. In addition to this disruptive behavior, it is also a breach of confidentiality for our students and staff.

    • Students may not carry electronic devices at any point during the school day. Cell phones must be turned off and stored in the student’s backpack or safely locked and stored by their homeroom teacher.

    • The student must ensure the device is turned off and stored appropriately at the start of the day.

    • Students may access telephones in the front office if and when they need to contact family members.

    • All family members must contact the main office with important/emergent messages for their child.

    • Electronic communication devices with cameras are prohibited in bathrooms or other locations where such operations may violate another person's privacy rights.

    • Violation of this policy and/or use that violates any other district policy shall result in disciplinary measures and electronic communication device confiscation. 

    Confiscated Device Procedure:

    • 1st offense:  device taken by the administration. The device is given back at the end of the school day.
    • 2nd offense and beyond:  device taken by the administration. The device is given back to the student’s parent/guardian

    The school is not responsible for the loss, theft, or destruction of electronic communication devices brought onto school property.