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Electronic Device Use Policy

(Updated 1.17.19) 

!!THIS POLICY STARTS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 22nd!!

Students may bring an electronic device (cell phone, cellular phone watches, ear buds, tablets, gaming devices, etc...) to Sowers Middle School but the device(s) must be turned off and in the students' backpack or locker from the first bell to dismissal. Students are only allowed to use an electronic device with teacher/staff permission during instructional time for educational purposes.

If a student chooses to violate this policy, progressive discipline will be applied as follows:

  • 1st Offense: confiscation of electronic device, notification of violation to parent/guardian, student may pick up the device in office after dismissal.
  • 2nd Offense: confiscation of electronic device, notification of violation to parent/guardian, parent pick up after dismissal, lunch or after-school detention.
  • 3rd offense: confiscation of electronic device, notification of violation to parent/guardian, parent pick up after dismissal, parent-student conference with an administrator, multiple lunch or after-school detention.

Subsequent offenses will follow progressive discipline on a case by case basis. 

Note: Students with exceptional needs already documented with the school will work alongside families to ensure those needs are met.