Cell Phones, Personal Listening, and Communication Devices
Evergreen and Iroquois
Students may bring their cell phones and communication devices to school but must have them turned off/silenced for the full school day and while on campus. The school prohibits the use of any video or picture-taking device from any restroom, locker room, classroom, or other location where students and staff have a reasonable expectation of privacy. GRCS staff reserves the right to confiscate any cell phone, or similar device when a student is not using it in accordance with our guidelines, policy, or expectations. Any confiscated device must be picked up by a parent or guardian.
Rockford Christian and Grand Rapids Christian Middle School
Students may bring their cell phones and communication devices to school and must have them turned off/silenced for the full school day and while on our campus. This includes before and after-school. Students may not open or use their school-issued devices until the official start of the school day. Use of school-issued devices are not allowed after-school while riding or being on GRCS, GRPS, or RPS buses.
The school prohibits the use of any video or picture-taking device from any restroom, locker room, classroom, or other location where students and staff have a reasonable expectation of privacy. A student improperly using any device to take or transmit images or video will face disciplinary action up to and including a ten-day suspension, loss of privileges, and may be recommended for expulsion. Taking or transmitting images during testing is prohibited. Students caught transmitting images or messages during testing will face disciplinary action.
Staff reserves the right to confiscate any cell phone, communication device, or school-issued device when a student is not using it according to our guidelines, policy, and expectations. Any confiscated device must be picked up by a parent or guardian. Students who possess inappropriate material on electronic devices brought to school will be subject to disciplinary action. Students who repeatedly use their phones without permission will be subject to disciplinary action.
Grand Rapids Christian High School
Students are expected to place their phones in the assigned phone pockets at the beginning of each class and before chapel. The use of cell phones and personal listening devices during class is prohibited. A student who fails to comply with these guidelines may expect that the teacher will take the PL/CD away and take it to the office for administrative follow-up.
- First offense: administrator will hold the device for the day.
- Second offense: parent communication and the device will be held until the parent picks it up from the office.
- Third offense: student will bring the device to the office at the beginning of the day for two weeks, a parent/guardian meeting; and a behavior contract.
In order to protect students’ privacy in bathrooms and locker rooms, PL/CD devices may not be used in those spaces.