Personal Electronic Devices
MONROVIA HIGH SCHOOL : Personal Electronic Device & Accessories Classroom Contract
Personal electronic device and accessories use is prohibited without permission. By signing this contract, student and parent(s)/guardians acknowledge the following rules in all MHS classrooms during instructional time. Sign and return the bottom portion to your English Teacher. (This policy will be enforced, regardless of whether you sign the contract or not.)
- Upon entering the classroom, student personal electronic device and accessories use is not allowed. Personal electronic device and accessories should be out of sight and either powered off or on vibrate.
- Personal electronic device and accessories will only be used at times and for purposes directed by the teacher.
- Should the student be caught violating the rules above and/or engaging in activities that are obviously inappropriate for personal electronic device and accessories use in the classroom, the following will occur:
2nd offense - Teacher issues a detention (Lunch or B/ASD). Additionally, parents/guardians will be contacted by the teacher. Failure to serve the detention will result in an office discipline referral.
3rd offense and beyond - The student will receive an office referral.
- The teacher reserves the right to ban any student from personal electronic device and accessories usage in class at any time should the personal electronic device and accessories misuse be overwhelmingly inappropriate.
In an effort to teach responsible electronic device usage during the school day, Monrovia High School allows students to use this equipment at school until the beginning of first period, during passing periods, during lunch, and after last period. This electronic equipment must be completely powered off during classes unless an individual teacher authorizes the use of such equipment to enhance the learning environment. Teachers who allow this enhancement will have clearly visible regulations on proper use while in their classroom. Laser pointers are not permitted at Monrovia High School. Other electronic equipment, including, but not limited to, portable TV’s, DVD players, laptop or tablet computers, electronic toys, hand-held video games, cellular telephones, personal music devices, and cameras, are not deemed necessary learning tools at Monrovia High School. Videotaping, photographing or audio recording of staff or students without prior administrative authorization is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in school assigned discipline and may cause the items to be confiscated and delivered to an administrator to be returned at the discretion of the administrator.
If students are concerned about these items being lost or stolen, they should be left at home. Administration will not spend school time investigating stolen or lost items that fall with-in this category. Instead, stolen items should be reported to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.
When utilizing this technology, students will prevent it from distracting or disrupting classroom instruction. Social media sites are monitored by administration throughout the day for inappropriate postings, bullying incidents, or dishonest academic practices. Violations of this policy may result in the loss of privileges on an individual basis.