Francis Lewis High School Cell Phone Policy
(Adopted March 2, 2015 in consultation with School Leadership Team)
Students are permitted to bring the following electronic items to school: 1) cell phones; 2) laptops, tablets,
iPads and other similar computing devices, however they may not be visible/audible at
- If the electronic device
is visible/audible in a classroom it will be confiscated. If it is visible/audible
anywhere other than the classroom
in the building
it is subject to confiscation.
- If the device is confiscated it may be retrieved no sooner than
end of the next school day in room148A.
- A second offense resulting in
confiscation is subject to parental pick-up only. Parental pick-up is scheduled only
for Fridays between 8am and 12pm in
The use of cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems at school is subject to the following additional conditions:
- Cell phones and portable
music and entertainment systems may not be turned on
used during the
administration of any school quiz, test or examination.
- Cell phones are prohibited in
the testing room during State Examinations such as Regents; all phones will be
collected by the proctor before the exam begins.
If you are found in possession of any electronic device during a State exam the exam will be invalidated and will not count. Additional
disciplinary action will also be taken.
- Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the
school or is contained in an
Individualized Education Program
or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.
- Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during
school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.
- Cell phones, computing devices,
and portable music and entertainment systems may not be used in locker
rooms or bathrooms.
- Students who use cell phones, computing devices, and/or portable music and
entertainment systems in
violation of any provision of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school’s policy, Chancellor’s regulation A-413,
and/or the DOE’s Internet
Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (“IAUSP”) will be
subject to discipline in
accordance with the guidance interventions and
disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.