Sheldon High School staff embraces the potential of technology to facilitate lifelong learning, and actively seek ways to integrate technology into high quality instruction. However, the non-academic use of personal electronic devices during classtime is not consistent with SHS’s mission of ensuring that students use instructional time to pursue academic success. Teachers will expect that students will use 4J-provided devices and any personal devices during class only at appropriate times as designated by the teacher for academic purposes. SHS 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 in ways that cause a disruption to the educational process, may be considered insubordinate. Staff may confiscate the device and take appropriate disciplinary action.
Since the staff discourages students from bringing personal electronic devices to school (unless needed for academic purposes), lost or stolen personal devices may not be investigated because of time restraints and the school will not be responsible for replacing personal belongings brought to our campus.
Students are expected to adhere to SHS Acceptable Use Agreement and to expectations outlined in the 4J Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook regarding use of technology.