Use of Electronics

Use of Cell Phones, Electronics, Toys and Games

Students need to power down their electronics and place them in their backpack. At no time should they be out in class or in the hallways during passing periods and in the restrooms. Electronics must remain off during the school day. In addition, students are not allowed to wear earbuds or headphones. GLCPS is not responsible for the loss, theft or damage of electronic devices. 
Students are allowed to use electronics in the cafeteria before and after school, as well as during lunch if approved by the grade level team. During these times, students must abide by the Acceptable Use of Technology Policy as set forth by the school. Under the school's anti-bullying policy, ANY use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another student(s) or staff is considered cyber-bullying and will result in disciplinary action. 
Any violation of the above policy will result in confiscation of the electronic device until the end of the day and a referral to the Assistant Principal. Repeated violation of this policy will result in confiscation of the device until a parent can come in to pick up the device; detention; surrrender of the device to the Main Office; and/or other progressive discipline strategies. 
School personnel may ask a student to surrender a device if the device rings or vibrates or is visible and not placed in the appropriate area designated by staff. Student refusal to surrender an electronic device will result in an automatic weekend detention, parent phone call, and the need to surrender all electronics to the Main Office upon arrival to school for a period of 30 days. A second instance of student refusal will result in an in-person parent conference and the need to surrender all electronics to the Main Office for the remainder of the school year.
All interactions between parents and students during the school day should be done through the Main Office. For emergencies, parents should notify the Main Office so that the office staff can take immediate and appropriate action. Students using their cell phones or headphones inappropriately and/or against classroom procedures will be in violation of school policy.