Cell Phone/Electronics Policy

Students are allowed to use their cell phones on campus before school, during passing periods, Snack, Lunch, and after school.  During class time, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off and kept in the teacher provided storage area.  Students with cell phones found outside of the teacher provided storage area, or used for any reason during this time, will be considered a violation of the Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy.  Any reason for discretion or variation in this policy must be approved by an Administrator in advance. 

If a student is using a cell phone or electronic device, with the exception of educational purposes, for any other reason during the restricted time, the following consequences will be imposed:

Violation #1

  • Cell Phone/device will be confiscated from the student and returned to student at the end of the day for the first violation.

Violation #2 or #3

  • Detention
  • Saturday School
  • The cell phone/device will be returned to the Parent/Guardian of the student. Only those listed on the student’s contact list are able to be contacted to pick up the electronic device.

Violation #4+

  • Behavior Contract
  • Student may be required turn in his/her electronic device to Administration daily

 

THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY

Students who have cell phones/electronic devices confiscated more than three times will be placed on a behavior contract and may be suspended from school for one day for continued defiance.

We realize that having to pick up a student’s phone or device may be inconvenient and, therefore, we recommend you discuss this policy with your student in order to avoid this problem.  Confiscated phones and devices will be labeled with the student’s name and kept in the main office until the parent takes possession.

WOODBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN OR BROKEN CELL PHONES AND WILL NOT PAY FOR PHONES THAT ARE LOST, STOLEN OR MISPLACED BY STAFF MEMBERS AFTER CONFISCATION (Board Policy 5131.6).

 

FILMING ON CAMPUS WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION:

It is the District’s position that camera phones and devices with recording functions pose a threat to the privacy rights of individuals, exploitation of personal information, and compromise the integrity of educational programs. Accordingly, the use of camera or recording functions on electronic devices is prohibited at all times on school campuses and during the school day. Students in possession of cellphones or other devices on school grounds that contain inappropriate, violent or pornographic pictures/videos, inappropriate or harassing text messages, or information stored for the purposes of cheating academically will face more serious disciplinary action. Students who use a wireless communications device to photograph, videotape or otherwise record individuals without their permission, or whose wireless communications device is visible while in a test environment, will have his or her phone confiscated and held by a school official until it is determined that a criminal act  or other improper act was not committed. 

 

ANY STUDENT THAT VIDEOTAPES A FIGHT may receive consequences up to and including possible suspension for  aiding and abetting (encouraging) the infliction or attempted infliction of physical harm, assisting in the creation of a hostile educational environment, willful defiance of school authority and/or disruption of school activities.

 

Ed Code § 51512. Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device

 

The Legislature finds that the use by any person, including a pupil, of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom of the elementary and secondary schools without the prior consent of the teacher and the principal of the school given to promote an educational purpose disrupts and impairs the teaching process and discipline in the elementary and secondary schools, and such use is prohibited. Any person, other than a pupil, who willfully violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Any pupil violating this section shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

This section shall not be construed as affecting the powers, rights, and liabilities arising from the use of electronic listening or recording devices as provided for by any other provision of law.