Unami Middle School
Cell Phone/Personal Electronic Communication Device Policy
It is our goal at Unami Middle School to maintain an environment where students focus on learning with minimal distraction. While we do see the benefit of technology at school when used for instructional purposes, cell phones and personal electronic communication devices (PECD) can interfere with the instructional practice of teachers and are a distraction to students trying to learn. With this in mind, we have developed a policy that allows for students to use cell phones and PECD’s solely for instructional purposes and at the discretion of the individual teacher in his/her classroom setting.
1. Maintain the integrity of the academic environment.
2. Keep personal property, not necessary for academic endeavors, protected and secure from loss, theft, and damage.
3. Respect personal privacy of students and staff in the school.
4. Ensure students do not connect to websites/resources that are prohibited and blocked by Central Bucks School District.
2. Students are directed to have cell phones/PECD’s powered off and in their lockers during the school day.
3. Students may only bring cell phones/PECD’s to class if explicitly directed by the teacher and only used for the assignment(s) set forth by the teacher.
CONSEQUENCES: The following progressive consequences are in place for students that violate this policy:
1. First Infraction: 1 hour after school administrative detention and parent notification.
2. Second Infraction: 2 hour after school administrative detention and parent notification.
3. Third Infraction: 3 hour after school administrative detention (to be served as 1.5 hour detentions on 2 separate days) and parent conference.
1. Refrain sending text messages or calling students on their cell phone/PECD during the instructional day.
If there is an emergency and you need to reach your child immediately, contact the front office at 267-893-3400.
2. Ensuring students come to the nurse and/or front office if they need to contact you during the school day.
We have seen an increase in students’ texting parents to come to school to pick them up because they do
not feel well. Our school policy is that if students do not feel well, they are to come to the nurse’s office
and see our licensed nurse. The nurse will contact parents if the student is ill to determine next steps.