YRDSB Student Cell Phone Guideline

Student Cell Phone Use – Guideline
1.
Cell phones, pagers and other personal communications devices are to be turned off and kept out of sight during all instructional periods, except with the explicit permission of the classroom teacher.
2.
Cell phone camera functions are not permitted to be used on school property without explicit permission from the principal or designate.
3.
Infractions will be dealt with as student discipline, under the Safe and Supportive Schools Policy and Procedure. Students need a clear understanding that inappropriate use of technology, including electronic devices such as cell phones, can result in consequences should the behaviour directly impact the learning environment. For example, posting negative comments regarding school staff or other students on Facebook or using Social Media to engage in conversations that affect the physical and/or social/emotional safety of staff and students may result in consequences.

This is a minimum standard.