Sacred Heart Catholic School instituted a NO CELL PHONE POLICY during the 2014 – 2015 school year. Parents and students were informed of this new school policy last year and on the first day of school this year. The NO CELL PHONE POLICY remains in effect for the 2015 – 2016 school year and beyond.
If your child has a legitimate reason to bring a cell phone to school, it will be necessary for you as the parent/guardian to write a letter to the Principal explaining why your child needs to bring their cell phone to school with them. I am the only one who can approve a parent letter and grant permission for a child to have a cell phone on campus.
Acceptable reasons for a child bringing their cell phone to school include:
- The child walks home from school by themselves
- Current family emergency or situation
- The Child is staying after school for extracurricular activities or athletics
If your child has been given permission to bring their cell phone to school and an approved parent letter is on file in the school office, then the student must turn their cell phone in to their home room teacher every single day immediately at the start of the school day. Cell phones will be returned to the student at the end of the school day. The student will not be allowed access to their cell phone at any time during the school day.
Additionally iPods/MP3 players, iPads/Tablets, smart watches and electronic gaming/entertainment devices are not allowed to be brought to school or to be used in the classroom at any time.
If your child is caught with a cell phone or electronic device during school hours the cell phone or device will be confiscated and the parent/guardian will be called and will be required to come to the school office themselves to retrieve the cell phone or device. Confiscated cell phones and electronic devices will not be returned to the students under any circumstances. After the second offense the cell phone or electronic device will be confiscated and will not be returned until the end of the school year - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Please feel free to call me with any questions regarding the NO CELL PHONE POLICY at (520) 287-2223.
Mrs. Vanessa Rothstein
Sacred Heart Catholic School Principal
Policy Updated September 4, 2015