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Cell Phone Policy

Cell Phones
A student must keep the cellular telephone in a locker, book bag, or car during the instructional day and turned off (8:30am-3:00pm). Any student in violation of the conditions for possessing a cellular telephone will lose the privilege and will be subject to disciplinary action including up to ten days out-of-school suspension. Any student, who uses a cellular telephone for unlawful activity while on school property, or while attending any school activity while on school property, or while attending any school function or activity, will be subject to disciplinary action that may include out-of-school suspension or a recommendation for expulsion. The use of cell phones during any testing situation will have consequences associated with the Honor policy.

Consequences for Cell Phone misuse:
Cell phones will only be available, for PARENT pick-up with an appointment and parent/student/administrator conference. 

1st Violation
Phone is confiscated.
Parent must contact the main office to schedule a parent/student/administrator conference between 8:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.  
        Phones are returned to parents.

2nd Violation
Phone is confiscated.
Student is assigned an after-school detention from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Parent may pick up the phone after completion of the student detention.  Phones are returned to parents.

3rd Violation
Phone is confiscated.
Student is assigned 2 days of in-school detention.
Parent may pick up the phone after completion of the student detention.  Phones are returned to parents.

4th and Subsequent Violation
Phone is confiscated.
Student is subject to appropriate disciplinary consequences which may include in-school or out of school suspension.


The CCPS Code of Conduct book states:
Schools may establish procedures that allow a student to possess, turn on and use a personal cellular telephone or other personal device while on school property during the instructional day. Schools may also establish in these procedures that violations may result in confiscation of the cellular phone and repeated violations could result in the loss of these privileges and may result in before or after-school detention or out of school suspension of up to ten days. A student found using a cellular telephone during any testing situation will have the cellular telephone immediately confiscated and will lose the privilege for the remainder of the school year. Any student, who uses a cellular telephone for unlawful activity while on school property, or while attending any school function or activity, will be subject to disciplinary action that may include out-of-school suspension or a recommendation for expulsion. Chesterfield County Public Schools is not responsible for lost or stolen personal cellular telephones or other personal electronic devices.