From the 2022-2023 Student/Parent Handbook (p. 10)
Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy
Once at school, phones should be turned off and out of sight unless used for educational purposes. Students who bring cellular phones to school will only be permitted to use them before and after school and during her/his designated lunch period in the cafeteria. At all other times, cellular phones are to be turned off and stored out of view. Phones that ring, beep or are used for any type of communication (calls, text messages, cameras, music etc.) during the school day disrupt the learning environment. Remember the three R’s (Remind, Referral, Remove).
Procedure for Handling Issues of Non-Compliance with Cell Phones/Electronic Devices
First Offense: Student will receive a reminder about the school policy and will receive a warning to put the mobile phone/electronic device away.
Second Offense: Student will be issued a referral for violating the policy if the cell phone/electronic device is seen or heard after the warning.
Third Offense: Student will be removed from the classroom for violating policy and sent to the Academy Administrator or designee.
IF A STUDENT REFUSES TO PUT THEIR PHONE/ELECTRONIC DEVICE AWAY AT ANY TIME, THEY WILL IMMEDIATELY BE REMOVED FROM THE CLASSROOM AND SENT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OR DESIGNEE FOR CONSEQUENCES. IF A STUDENT REPEATEDLY VIOLATES THE CELL PHONE/ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY, PARENTS WILL BE ASKED TO KEEP THE PHONE/ELECTRONIC DEVICE AT HOME.
Electronic and battery-operated devices including, but not limited to, laptop computers, iPods, PSPs, gaming devices, CD players, MP3 players, earbuds, radios, cellular phones, yak backs and laser lights are not permitted during instructional time unless they are approved by a teacher for an instructional activity. The Superintendent of the Long Branch School District, as approved by the Board of Education, has prohibited all students from using paging or text-messaging devices, cellular telephones or other forms of telecommunication within the school building, during the school day, on the grounds that they are a distraction to the educational process, unless the student has previously received express authorization from an Academy Administrator to use such device. Such devices should not be in use or audible in the school during the school day as that time period is defined by the administration. Students who violate this policy shall be subject to established disciplinary measures as set forth in this Handbook. Electronic devices (not including cell phones) will only be permitted during the student’s assigned lunch period.
Responsibility for Cell Phones/Electronic Devices Students who bring cell phones/electronic devices to school will do so at their own risk. Staff members and administration will not accept any responsibility for loss/ damage to mobile phones/electronic devices nor will they investigate the situation. *Administration is not responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices nor will they investigate.