Cell Phones/Personal Devices-Personal devices, while often useful, can be a distraction to the learning process. For this reason, Westside students will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines concerning these items. All phones, personal electronic devices, earbuds, and headphones should stay put away at all times unless specified by a classroom teacher. Simply stated, “put away”, means out of sight. Cell phones, personal devices, earbuds and headphones should not be seen during class or during class changes. There will be times when a teacher allows students to use personal devices.
Violations will be handled as follows:
--1st Violation – Verbal Warning
--2nd Violation – Teacher will take the item and return it to the student at the end of the school day.
--3rd Violation – Teacher will send the phone to the office. Office staff will lock the item in the vault and a parent / guardian will have to come in to retrieve the item.
--Further offenses will be seen as willful disobedience and may result in pink slips and discipline from administration.
Also, since all students are assigned an iPad or other device, Westside assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal devices. The only way to assure that personal items are not lost, stolen, or damaged is to leave them at home. If a student needs to contact a parent, they may use the school telephones. We greatly appreciate parent/guardian’s assistance and support concerning this matter.