Bellflower Middle & High School

Skip to main content

Bellflower High/Middle New Cell Phone Pilot Policy

Bellflower High School will adhere to the following policy regarding cell phones:

 

 

Use of cellular devices shall be turned off in class, except when being used for a valid instructional or other school-related purpose as determined by the teacher or other school site staff.  When devices are in use, they shall remain in the silent/vibrate mode unless specific direction is provided by the teacher. Students may not use or display cell phones in classrooms or during participation in school activities, unless specifically authorized by a school administrator or designee.  Cellular devices must remain out of sight or in a carrying case and remain powered “OFF” when not being used for instructional purposes in the classroom.  Any device with camera, video, or voice recording function shall not be used in any manner which infringes on the privacy rights of any other person.

 

Cellular devices and other electronic components may be used on campus during snack, lunch, before school, and or after school.

 

Other electronic components are:

  • ipods / mp3 players / gameboys / personal game devices
  • headphones/CD players, etc.
  • tablets or ipads

 

Failure to comply with any portion of this policy will result in immediate confiscation of the cell phone.  Confiscated items may be picked up by the parent/guardian only.  Proof of ownership may be required at time of pick up.

 

Ongoing violations may result in further disciplinary consequences in accordance with Education Code 48900 (k), “Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defies the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of
their duties.”

 

The school and the District are NOT responsible for lost, stolen, or confiscated property.

 

 

 

POLICIES RELATED TO COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

  • There is to be no food or drink in the area of the computers.
  • Students may not bring software from outside the classroom.
  • Students may not download programs into the computers.
  • Students’ internet usage will be monitored and if inappropriate, internet access will be withheld.

 

All teachers who have computers and other electronic devices in their classroom will have a signed “computer usage policy” statement for all students.

 

Students and/or their parents/guardians may be held financially responsible for any damage caused to the school’s technological equipment as a result of the violation of any of the above.