Redlands High School
Electronic Device Policy
This policy includes, but is not limited to, the following devices:
radios, tape Players, CD Players, Videomans, iPods, mp3 players, GameBoys, PSPs, pagers, laser pointers, cellular phones, etc.
Radios, iPods, tape players, CD players, videomans, walkmans, GameBoys and other distracting devices to the educational environment are prohibited on campus. The school cannot be held responsible for the loss or theft of students’ private property. Students are not to bring such devices to school. The use of cell phones, pagers and similar devices during instructional or class time, is prohibited at Redlands High School. During class time phones should not be used for any purpose (outgoing/incoming calls, text-messaging, calculating, picture taking, etc.). If a staff member sees or hears a phone in student possession during class, it will be confiscated and taken to the nearest office. Students may use their phones before & after school and during passing periods and lunch. RHS Administration reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.
1st Offense: Assistant Principal
Confiscate device, verbal warning and phone returned at the end of the school day.
2nd Offense: Assistant Principal
Confiscate device, lunch detention assigned and phone returned at the end of the school day.
3rd Offense: Assistant Principal
Confiscate device, two lunch detentions assigned and phone must be picked up by a parent.
Laser Pointers are not allowed on campus or at school activities. There is a potential health hazard associated with the improper use of such laser pointer devices. The beam can damage vision, if pointed directly into the eye. Serious injuries resulting in irreparable damage to the eye tissue may occur.
Teachers are asked to confiscate the laser and turn it into the Security Office. Parents must come to pick up the item. A second offense will result in a 1 – 3 day suspension. A student who is pointing the beam directly into another person’s eye will be suspended on the first offense. A second offense of this nature will result in a 5 – day suspension and a pre – expulsion hearing.
Ed Code 48901.5 Electronic signaling device; possession or use prohibited; exception:
A. No school shall permit the possession or use of any electronic signaling device that operates through the transmission or receipt of radio waves, including, but not limited to, paging and signaling equipment, by pupils of the school while the pupils are on campus, while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of school district employees, without prior consent of the principal or his or her designee. No pupil shall be prohibited from possession or using an electronic signaling device that is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the health of the pupil and use of which is limited for purposes related to the health of the pupil.
B. The governing board of each school district shall take all steps it deems practical within existing resources to discourage pupils from possessing or using electronic signaling devices, except where the use of an electronic signaling device is essential for the health of a pupil.