Cell Phone & Electronic Device Use

Please review WMS policy
Posted on 08/22/2016
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Please review WMS policy

DeSoto West's cell phone and electronic device policy is as follows:  All devices are to be used for assignments required by the teacher.  Cell phone and electronic devices are not allowed to be in use otherwise.  If any  device is confiscated on campus, a parent or guardian  may pick it up from the office for all  instances there will be a $15.00 fee for the item to be returned.  

Electronic communication devices include but are not limited to the following:  cell phones, smart phones, mp3 players, iPod's, iPads and eReaders.  Students bring electronic communication devices to school at their own risk.  The district will not be held responsible if a phone or other item is lost, stolen, or misplaced, including those that have been confiscated. 

  • Students may utilize electronic communication devices in the classroom for educational purposes when the teacher deems appropriate.

  • Students will be allowed the opportunity to use their devices before/after school.

  • Use of electronic communications devices during the school day is a privilege.

  • Students must comply with staff directives, including but not limited to, using appropriate device volume. When in use, devices must be on vibrate or silent mode so that no audible tone is heard.

  • All cell phone conversations during the school day should only take place under the supervision of school personnel.

  • Using any device that permits recording the voice or image of another in any way that either disrupts the educational environment, invades the privacy of others, or is made without the prior consent of the individuals being recorded is prohibited.

  • Violations of this policy will result in confiscation of the devices.

  • There is a $15 fine that must be paid before the phone is returned per DeSoto ISD.