Cell phones can be brought to school but they must remain off or silent and completely out of view for the entire school day. Any phone in view will be confiscated, logged and securely held until the end of the school day, at which point it can be collected by the student.

Effective August 28th of 2023, cell phone infractions will result in confiscation and sent to the office. Consequences for subsequent infractions are as follows:

  • 1st Infraction: The cell phone is confiscated and held in the office until the end of the day.

  • 2nd Infraction: The student will be issued a lockable pouch where the student will be held accountable to pouching their phone for two weeks. When the student arrives, they will place their phone in the lockable pouch that will lock the student’s phone and they will take the pouch with their phone in it. After 5th hour, students will unlock their pouch in the office and get their phone out for use after school and at home. Students will leave the pouch in the office and pick it up upon arrival the next day. At the end of the two weeks, a determination will be made as to whether the student will be allowed to try “Away for the Day” again or leave their phone with the morning monitor every morning to keep in Ms. Ortiz’s office. Damaged or lost pouches will result in a $25 fee placed on the student’s account.

  • 3rd Infraction: The student will leave their phone with the morning monitor as soon as they arrive and they can pick it up at the end of the day from Ms. Ortiz’s office. The student and their family may also opt into keeping their phone at home for the remainder of the year.

  • 4th Infraction: The student will be suspended with a family meeting held before their return.

email rortiz@tsas.org for more information. If you would like to read more about how this policy came about, the research behind it, and the heart of TSAS for a humanizing relationship for all kids and their technology tools, CLICK HERE.