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G. Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
Cell phones and electronic devices such as, but not limited to iPods, iPads, laptops, kindles, mp3 players, cd players, digital cameras, etc. are not permitted during school hours. These devices must be turned off, and may only be stored in designated classroom locations or in the student’s locker for the duration of the school day. Use of electronic devices is only allowed under the direct supervision of Oak Forest Academy faculty or staff; and then for educational purposes only.
Cell phones or electronic devices should not be used to talk, text, play games, take pictures, or video during school hours (including breaks, carline, lunch, and recess) unless given permission by Oak Forest Academy faculty or staff.
Photographing and/or videoing faculty, staff, students, and visitors is strictly prohibited without permission from Oak Forest Academy faculty or staff. These activities not only create disruptions in the educational environment, but also may infringe on the rights of others.
Further, the school reserves the right to examine all students’ cell phones and electronic devices on suspicion of wrong-doing and upon reasonable belief that evidence of such wrong-doing is present on the cell phone or electronic device examined.
If a student is found using a cell phone/electronic device during school hours without permission, he/she is subject to the following penalties:
1st Offense: Phone/electronic device will be confiscated, the student will be fined $25.00, and a request to return cell phone/electronic device form must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to school the following day.
2nd Offense: Phone/electronic device will be confiscated, the student will be fined $50.00, and a parent/guardian must request to return the cell phone/electronic device in person at the school office.
3rd Offense: Phone/electronic device will be confiscated, the student will be fined $100.00, and the phone/electronic device will be kept in the administrative office for the remainder of the school year.
Please note: Oak Forest Academy is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones/electronic devices.