CELL PHONE/ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY
Mariner High School is committed to not having mobile electronic devices interfere with learning on campus and/or face to face communication with peers. All mobile electronic devices and accessories (cell phones, iPods, mp3 players, handheld gaming devices, headphones, etc.) are to be turned off, put away, and kept away during the school hours of 7:20-2:00.
Devices that are seen or heard will be taken and locked up in the Main Office. Headphones in ears or over ears will be taken with the connected (wired or wirelessly) device. ALL Mariner staff members enforce this policy – ALL Mariner students are expected to comply. Not complying with staff is considered insubordination; students will be subject to disciplinary action.
1st Offense: Confiscation of mobile electronic device or accessories. Student may pick up from Main Office after 2:00 pm.
2nd Offense: Confiscation of mobile electronic device or accessories. Device will be returned to student BY ADMINISTRATION with parent/guardian permission ONLY. Student is responsible for contacting parent/guardian about confiscation of device – parent/guardian can then contact administration.
3rd Offense: Confiscation of mobile electronic device or accessories. Device will be returned to parent or guardian ONLY AFTER meeting with student and administrator for completion of mobile device contract.
4th or more Offense(s): Confiscation of mobile electronic device. Device will be returned to parent or guardian of student only. Student will serve one day of ISS.
Continual disregard of policy will lead to progressive discipline.
Any use of a mobile device that violates the privacy of someone else or impacts the academic integrity of a class is prohibited. Students who do such will face disciplinary action.
Electronic readers (i.e. Kindle, Nooks, etc.) are acceptable forms of electronic equipment when used for AQT and textbook or novel reading. Electronic reader software on phones, iPod, or MP3 players will not be allowed. Additionally, Mariner staff may make allowances for students to use electronic devices in classes for educational purposes ONLY. Listening to music is not an educational purpose. If using devises for classes will be in public spaces (hallways, concourse, etc.), staff must notify administrators regarding activity. Personal laptop computers or tablets may be used.