Cell Phone and Watch Policy
Delta Charter recognizes that cell phones have become a vital part of our lives. While cell phones provide many potential positive attributes to schools, we also continually grapple with the negative aspects of this technology in the school setting. In light of the fact that Delta Charter possesses the technology provided by cell phones in other acceptable forms, cell phones (and other electronic devices such as Apple watches, etc.) are disallowed during the school day. Students are allowed to bring the phones but must be placed in their lockers no later than 7:45 AM and must remain in the locker until dismissal. Elementary students shall give their phone to their teacher. Students should not have phones in their pockets, purses, jackets, book bags, etc. at any time during the day. The school retains the right, and will, conduct random, unannounced searches throughout the school year. Any student refusing to produce a phone when requested by school personnel will receive an immediate three day suspension.
1st Offense-Phone held for ten (10) school days and student receives one day suspension. Parent picks up phone.
2nd Offense-Phone held for fifteen (15) school days and student receives a three day suspension. Parent picks up phone.
3rd Offense-Phone held for remainder on nine (9) weeks or for three (3) school weeks, whichever is greater. Student will receive a five (5) day suspension. Parent picks up phone.
The school is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cell phones.