Cell Phone Policy FAQ's

  • Why was the cell phone policy implemented?
  • The cell phone policy was implemented to create a more focused learning environment, minimize distractions, and improve overall student engagement and academic performance.

2. When does this new procedure take effect?
  • The policy takes effect on the first day of school which is July 24, 2024 and will be enforced throughout all school hours.

3. Does this new procedure apply to all students?
  • Yes, the policy applies to all students in Greenwood School District 50, regardless of grade level.

  1.   Can students bring their cellphones to school?
  • Students are permitted to bring their cell phones to school, but they must be turned off and stored in their backpacks during school hours. Students will NOT be provided a pouch as previously reported.

  1. Are there any exceptions to the policy?
  • Exceptions may be made for medical reasons. Parents must speak to a school administrator for this exception.

  1. What about students who need to contact their parents?
  • Students can use the school office phones to contact their parents during school hours. Parents can also contact the school office to reach their children if necessary.

  1. How will the policy be enforced?
  • Any violations will be subject to disciplinary actions as outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook.

  1. What are the consequences for violating the policy?
  • Consequences may include warnings, confiscation of the cell phone, detention, or other disciplinary actions as detailed in the student handbook.

  1. How can parents support this policy?
  • Parents can support the policy by discussing the importance of focusing on education during school hours and ensuring their children understand the guidelines and consequences of the policy.

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s home school.