Cell Phone Policy
Effective- March 2015
The Policy was designed in accordance with the New Yok City Department of Education's Chancellor’s Regulation A-413 USE OF CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN SCHOOLS. All STAR Academy Students must adhere to the conditions and term set forward in this policy.
Technology Usage Policy:
Electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, tablets, gaming devices) will not be used on STAR Academy grounds including but not limited to STAR elementary classrooms, school trips, and school-related events. Electronic devices are sent at your own risk.
Parents and legal guardians are responsible for understanding Chancellor Regulation A-832, available at http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/68542AE0-CA99-4C8B-A31B-A1E96FEC7633/0/A832.pdf.
STAR Academy is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen property. When you send your child to school with technology, please be advised that STAR Academy will not be held liable for investigation or replacement.
Cell Phone Policy:
If a student needs a cell phone or technology (DS/PSP) for use before or after school, it must remain in the child’s backpack throughout the entire day. These devices must be kept out of sight. Students should be reminded that setting the device to "vibrate" is not the same as turning the device off. The school is not responsible for lost or broken items.
If a student uses or takes out a cell phone or technology during the school day, violating school policy, they will receive a warning and the parent will be notified. After three warnings, the item will be confiscated, and the parent and student will have to meet with the administrator. After three warnings, the student will have to drop off the technology in the morning to the main office, where it will be locked up and kept safe. The parent will have to pick up the technology.
If a parent needs to contact the child for any reason, he/sje should call the main office at (212)-674-3180 and not the child’s cell phone.
Please be advised that students are responsible for their words and behavior when using technology both inside and outside of school. Using inappropriate language (vulgar, threatening, etc), sending inappropriate messages/pictures/video, or engaging in menacing interactions will result in an investigation and disciplinary action in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-832: Student-To-Student Discrimination, Harassment, Intimidation, and/or bullying.