Cellphone Policy

CELL PHONE USAGE

            The Griggs County Central School District recognizes that parents/guardians may wish to be in close contact with their children during the school day, and therefore, students may be provided with an electronic signaling device such as a pager or cellular telephone. Through the use of pagers and cell phones families can communicate better and students and staff can feel a greater sense of security while at school.

            Students shall be permitted to be in possession of electronic signaling devices while attending school and school sponsored activities. Students shall have devices turned off at all times during school hours.  Students are not allowed to bring devices into locker rooms or restrooms.  The students may use their devices before and after school.

            Should a student access his or her device when usage is prohibited or the device is heard during school, the device shall be confiscated by a certified or classified staff member and be given to an administrator. The student may pick up the device at the end of the day in the principal’s office. A second infraction shall result in the signaling device being confiscated and the parent/guardian will be required to meet with the principal in order to retrieve the device. A third infraction shall result in disciplinary action, which shall include detention. Infractions that continue to occur will result in suspension.

Teachers may allow the use of cell phones or other electronic devices in their classrooms for instructional purposes.

            If a student needs to use the telephone, he/she is advised to come to the main office and ask permission to use the office phone. If parents need to contact their student, they should call the office and a message can be relayed or the student can be brought to the office to take or return a phone call.