Personal Device Use Policy
We believe technology in the classroom should support learning and these tools need to be used in a responsible and respectful way in accordance with FSD policy. Parents are asked not to call or text students during class time. Any emergency situations should go through the office so that the student has the support of a caring adult should it be necessary. Students may use their cell phones and personal listening devices inside our front foyer or at the request of their classroom teacher. They may use them outside the school before classes, over the lunch break, or after school. It is expected that all cell phones and personal listening devices are turned off (not silent) once students leave our front foyer. Responsible use of any device will be at the teacher’s discretion during classes. When students are using these devices inappropriately, the teacher may confiscate them. These items will be placed in the office and may be picked up at the end of the school day. If a student has to be asked repeatedly to use these items respectfully, parents may be asked to pick up them up from the office.
Personal laptops are encouraged for students in grades 4 and up, however, please note that the school is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items and students should develop routines to keep these charged and ready to go prior to class start.