Electronics Device Policy
Cell phones, smartwatches, and other electronics are not permitted in school. If you have any of these items in school the expectation is they are powered off while in school. If an adult sees a student with a cell phone or other electronic devices during the school day, it will be confiscated. The first time an electronic device is confiscated it will be returned to the student at the conclusion of that school day. The second time an electronic device is confiscated from a student, it will be returned to a parent/guardian – only at the conclusion of the next school day. The third time a student has an electronic device confiscated, it will not be returned to a parent/guardian until the last day of school. This is Allen M. Stearne School policy supported by the School District of Philadelphia
NOTE: IF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE IS CONFISCATED DURING A CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IT WILL NOT BE RETURNED. (SEE SCHOOL DISTRICT CODE OF CONDUCT) Parents will be asked to sign off on this Policy every school year to guarantee that everyone is aware of the policy so there is no dispute when/if an electronic device is taken from a student. (This policy will be upheld even if the form is not signed)
Picking up confiscated cell phones/electronics
- Cell phones, smart watches, and /or electronics cannot be picked up the same day they are confiscated.
- The main office will be available for cell phones and /or electronics returns between the hours of 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM Monday through Friday.
- Cell phones, smart watches, and /or electronics will not be released to students. Parents or legal guardians are required to pick up cell phones and /or electronics, these items will not be released to students.