No student may use a personal technology device (including, but not limited to smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) during the instructional day except when authorized by a teacher for instructional purposes in the classroom. Students may use devices during their assigned lunch. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen device.
NOTE: During class changes, cell phone use is permitted; however, all audio must be listened to through exactly one earpiece.
Any device used in violation of this policy will be confiscated and only returned to the student's parents no earlier than 2:30pm. Any student that fails to surrender their electronic device when requested by a teacher or principal will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension.
NOTE: All classrooms at GMHS will have posted BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) expectations. This is a school-wide expectation.
Smart watches are allowed only if put on Airplane mode in order to disable text messages and phone calls from being received by the watch/device. The watch is considered a cellphone UNLESS airplane mode is activated. Board Policy 3225 Technology Responsible Use states: “Each principal may establish rules for his or her school site as to whether and how personal technology devices (including, but not limited to smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) may be used on campus. The school system assumes no responsibility for personal technology devices brought to school. Students are expected to comply with the Code of Conduct and the applicable “Rules for Use of Technology Resources” set forth in this policy when students use a personal device on school property, at school sponsored events, on school-based transportation, or anytime a personal device is connected to school system technology resources. As an example, students using a personal device on school property, at school sponsored events, on school-based transportation, or when the device is connected to school system technology resources, shall not engage in creating, intentionally viewing, accessing, downloading, storing, printing or transmitting images, graphics (including still or moving pictures), sound files, text files, documents, messages or other material that is obscene, defamatory, profane, pornographic, harassing, or abusive.”
For more information, see Board Policy : Code of Student Conduct.