Cell Phones & Electronics
Students and any persons not employed by the Los Alamitos Unified School District are not allowed to bring cameras, video, digital, or otherwise, and/or equipment on campus without prior written permission. Students are not allowed to use school/personal video equipment to film or record school activities, classes, or campus activity without prior written permission, with the exception of classes where video equipment is part of the curriculum and they have specific permission from the teacher. Parents wishing to videotape student activities (i.e., pep rallies, assemblies, etc.) during school hours may receive permission when they register in the Main Office as a campus visitor. Videotaping athletic contests and other extra-curricular activities at events open to the public are not affected by this policy.
ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY
Students are not permitted to use electronic devices including, but not limited to: cell phones, headphones, AirPods and earbuds, during the regular school day which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:17 p.m., except during nutrition, passing periods and lunch. “Use” is defined as, but not limited to, having the device on, having the device out on campus, having the device sound off (including vibrating), viewing, typing sending or receiving a text message, checking or entering phone numbers, taking or viewing pictures, listening to music, checking the time, and/or reaching for the device in a backpack or purse.
All devices must be turned off and out of sight while in class, unless permitted by the teacher for academic use only.. Headphones/AirPods and/or earbuds must be taken off before entering the classroom.
Once a device is given to Administration, the following consequences will be applied:
- 1st Offense – The item will be confiscated from the student, turned over to Administration, and returned to the student at the end of the school day.
- 2nd Offense – The item will be confiscated from the student, turned over to Administration, and returned to a parent/guardian only. A detention will be assigned, and warning of a 4-hour Saturday School on the next offense.
- 3rd Offense - The item will be confiscated from the student, turned over to Administration, and returned to a parent/guardian only. A 4-hour Saturday School will be assigned, and warning of a suspension on the next offense.
- 4th & more Offense(s) – The item will be confiscated from the student, turned over to Administration, and returned to a parent/guardian only. The student will be suspended from school for 1 or more days for defiance of school authority. A parent must always pick up an electronic device that has been used in violation of the Academic Honesty Code.
Any student violating the electronic device policy during a quiz or test will be given an automatic zero (“0”) on the quiz/test in addition to the other consequences above.
Any student refusing to hand over an electronic device to any staff member will be considered in defiance of authority, will receive a Saturday School and may be suspended.
The following items are NEVER allowed on campus: portable speakers, boom boxes, personal gaming devices or any device deemed disruptive to the school environment.
Revised May 2022