have a growing number of students who bring cell phones to school—often
hidden in pockets and backpacks, then brought out secretly in the
classroom, washrooms and on the playground. Unfortunately, we have had
to deal with an increasing number of “bullying” issues resulting from
hurtful texting. Although these incidents often occur outside of school,
the issues that result are brought to school and influence negative
Students should NOT use electronic devices, games, iPods, iPhones during school hours—they
are known to be the cause of great distraction, and there is always the
concern that such costly items may go missing. Due to privacy concerns,
these items should never be used to take pictures at school. The school
cannot take responsibility for the safety of these items.
Students are encouraged to leave cell phones in their backpacks or leave them at home.
phones should only be used to and from school to keep students safe and at school , only if there is a family emergency. Phones are always the responsibility of the family, and must be turned
off and stay in a backpack throughout the day. If a student is found
inappropriately using a cell phone at school, it will be taken and
stored at the office, and will only be returned to a parent.
Student s may call home from the office with teacher permission.
Please make your scheduling and playdate arrangements at home in the
morning so that students do not feel the need to contact you during the
Click the pdf below for more information around the NGE Electronics & Cell Phone Policy: