Electronic Device Policy

The Alva School K-8
2018-2019 Electronic Device Policy

Electronics/Telecommunication Devices (ETD)-Display or use of a personal electronic or telecommunication device during school hours.

Students may possess cell phones and other personal electronic devices (to include SMART watches) while on school grounds during the regular school hours, however they must be turned off at all times unless utilized for an approved activity.  Cell phones/SMART watches/Earbuds/Headphones/Speakers of any kind must be put away and out of sight in backpacks/bags (not in pockets, shirts, or on their “person”) from 7:25 am until off bus ramp/campus.  Electronic Devices are not allowed in Alva Care.   Possession of all personal electronic devices, including cell phones, is done at the student’s own risk and the school assumes no responsibility, legal or otherwise, with regard to these items.

Display or use of cellular phone or other telecommunication devices or electronic equipment unless for an administrative approved activity:
Offense The Alva School K-8
First Administration takes phone/Parent Pick Up
Second Admin takes phone/Parent & Principal meet
Repeated Admin takes phone/Parent Pick Up 

Unauthorized use of an electronic device or camera to record school activities
Offense The Alva School K-8
First Level II (Plan 2 Interventions/ATS/OSS)
Repeated Level II (Plan 2 Interventions/ATS/OSS/SARC Review)

Unauthorized taping or photographing of a disruption on campus that can be used to degrade, threaten, intimidate, or dehumanize the student(s) involved.  (Fighting/Peer Conflicts, etc.)
Offense The Alva School K-8
Offense Level II (Plan 2 interventions/ATS/OSS)
Repeated Level II (Plan 2 interventions/ATS/OSS/SARC Review)

Sexting or display of pornographic or inappropriate messages, pictures or images on one’s cellular phone.
Offense The Alva School K-8
First Level III (Plan 3) *Consult with Law Enforcement

All will be in addition to loss of phone usage and Parent Pick Up.

At any time a parent can get in contact with their child through the school’s phone number 239-728-2494.  We will get your message to your child right away.  Additionally, children have an opportunity to get a hold of their parent(s) through the front office phone as needed.  We appreciate your support of your child’s education. 

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