No Cell Phone & Electronic Device Policy
Sacred Heart Catholic School first instituted a NO CELL PHONE POLICY during the 2014 – 2015 school year. Parents and students are informed of this policy and any policy updates during registration each school year. The NO CELL PHONE POLICY remains in effect for the current 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. Sacred Heart Catholic School Principal Vanessa Rothstein is the only school official 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. 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!
Additionally iPods/MP3 Players, iPads/Tablets, Apple Watches/Fitbits and electronic gaming or 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.
Please call Principal Vanessa Rothstein with any questions regarding the NO CELL PHONE POLICY at (520) 287-2223.