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Cell Phone Policy

Cesar Chavez PCS uses instructional technology as one way of supporting our mission to teach the skills,
knowledge and behaviors scholars will need as responsible citizens in the global community. Scholars
learn collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking in a variety of ways throughout the
school day. In an effort to be proactive with today’s growing social and interactive technology trends,
our school is a no-cell phone location zone. This policy supports building scholar’s capacity to build
social and professional etiquette relating to electronic devices.

Our expectation is that scholars will not use their cell phones while in the building during normal
academic hours. Scholars that are experiencing an emergency that requires cell phone communication
should connect with a member of the leadership team.

Cell Phone Policy
Scholars are not permitted to have their cell phones at any time in the classroom. Cell phones that are
brought into classrooms will be confiscated and held until the end of the day for parent and/or guardian
pick up.

In order to support scholar success in the building:
- Cell phones will be collected by school administrators upon morning entry for scholars in lock
boxes and held until the end of the day when cell phones are distributed during their last class of
their day.
- Scholars that depart early need to connect with their school administrator to receive their phone
upon dismissal

- Scholars found to have their cell phones will have cell phones confiscated and held until
parental pick-up and/or release.

Scholars that are in violation of this policy may be subject to Level I & Level II consequences. Scholars
that have repeated offenses may result in a cell phone contract with parental notification which
includes daily confiscation to administrators. See cell phone contract in appendix.