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 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, iPods, iPads, readers, or headphones, during the regular school day which begins at 7:42 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m., “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, checking the time, and/or reaching for the device in a backpack or purse.
All devices must be turned off and out of sight during passing periods and while in class, unless permitted by the teacher for
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 picked up by a parent anytime during school hours or returned to the student at the end of the following school day.
- 2nd 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.
- 3rd & 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.
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: Bluetooths or any listening device, boom boxes, personal gaming devices or any device deemed disruptive to the school environment.
Revised August 2012