PS 199 Electronic Device Policy

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School-based Policy of PS199 For Use of Electronic Devices on School Property

This regulation establishes PS199’s policy regarding possession and use of “electronic devices”:

  1. cell phones; smartwatches
  2. laptops, tablets, iPads, eReaders and other similar computing devices; and
  3. portable music and entertainment systems in schools.

Possession of electronic devices is permitted in schools pursuant to the following Policy:

  1. Students are permitted to bring the following electronic devices to school:
    1. cell phones;
    2. laptops, tablets, iPads, eReaders and other similar computing devices; and
    3. portable music and entertainment systems.
  2. During school hours, all electronic devices must be powered down and stored in backpacks on a school day; including during school fire drills, other emergency  preparedness exercises, and field trips.
  3. Students must ask permission from a teacher/staff to use a cell phone during school hours.
  4. Parents should call the office (not the cell phone) if they need to get in touch with a child during the school day.
  5. eReaders and other computing devices may only be used during designated times at the discretion of the teachers (unless otherwise permitted).
  6. Carrying electronics in school is always at your own risk. Neither the school nor the school administration is responsible for any device brought in by the students.
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