The use of personal electronic devices during class is not consistent with Sheldon High School’s mission of ensuring that students use instructional time to pursue academic success. Sheldon staff requests that parents and students honor our desire to preserve the integrity of the instructional moment and support our decision to discourage the use of personal electronic devices (including cell phones, iPods, camcorders, personal computers, etc.) that may disrupt the lesson, classmates and the teacher.
Students using an electronic device during instructional time without prior permission by staff, or who use the device so that it causes a disruption to the educational process, may be considered insubordinate. Staff may confiscate the device and take appropriate disciplinary action.
Additionally, electronic devices represent an attraction to thieves. Since the staff discourages students from bringing electronic devises to school, such lost or stolen items will not be investigated because of time restraints and the school will not be responsible for replacing personal belongings brought to our campus.
Statement of Concern
The intended use of the Statement of Concern form is to make school staff aware of a concern. The concern could be something that either had or will have an effect on the Sheldon High School campus. It is a way for students, parents and the community to bring awareness to a situation that has an impact on an individual, a group or the school.
Once the Statement of Concern is complete, the form should be taken to the main office or given to a trusted staff member to turn in. If anonymity is a concern, please bring the form to the main office without writing your name.
Sheldon High School is dedicated toward insuring that every student has the opportunity to receive quality instruction in a safe environment. Our expectation is that students Respect themselves, Respect others and Respect the environment.One of the purposes of this handbook is to give students and parents a perspective on the range of potential consequences that students may be assigned should they become necessary. However, it is virtually impossible to list all of the potential scenarios and possible rule violations in any single publication. Therefore, it is important to know that disciplinary action can occur if Sheldon’s compelling interest to maintain a proper learning environment is compromised.
Our hope is that you will find this handbook helpful and complimentary to our district’s “Student Rights and Responsibility Handbook.”