Cell Phone & Electronic Devices

Hanover Intervention Counselors

We allow students to bring a cell phone or other electronic device to school. However, the Code of Student Conduct states that the “use of any type of unauthorized or mechanical device is prohibited during regular school hours. Unauthorized or mechanical devices shall include, but not be limited to portable electronic devices, cellular telephones, iPods, etc.”

Cell phone use was a huge distraction for our students the last two years. In fact, almost 80% of disciplinary incidents began with a teacher addressing students’ use of their phones in class or in the hallway. Our goal for all students is to provide a distraction-free learning environment and to avoid unnecessary disruptions to that environment. With that in mind, Georgetown will use the following procedures in 2017-2018:

  • All students will have a Ziploc bag with their name on it. Upon arrival to school, students will report to their designated room and place their phone and other electronic devices in the bag.

  • Students will initial that they have placed their devices in the bag and place the bag in the teacher’s bin.
    The bin will be stored in a locked room in the office during the day.

  • At the end of the day, students will report back to the same teacher, at which time they will get their devices back. Students will initial that they have received their devices.

If a student does not turn in his/her cellphone or other electronic devices upon arrival to school, we may ask the student to leave his/her devices at home and/or possibly assign other consequences.

Parents, please do not call or text your student during the day. He/she will not have access to his/her device during the school day. If you need to get in touch with your student, please call the office at 723-3460. Students may use the student phone in the office during lunch or in an emergency to contact you.

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