Cell Phone Policy
Vallejo Mill staff does not encourage or advise the use of cell phones on school campus. The school does not assume responsibility for lost or stolen items. Elementary Students shall not carry cell phones on campus unless by:
- Doctor's request: It is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the student's health. These students shall have a written plan including the doctor's written verification for cell phone use which has been approved by the school administrator and which is on file in the school office.
- Administrator's discretion: Site administrator also may give a student written approval to have a cell phone at school for special circumstances based on a parent / guardian's written request. A copy of this written request with the approval must be kept on file in the Vallejo Mill School office. The principal will maintain a master list of students who have permission to carry a cell phone and / or pager.
Elementary students who have permission to carry cell phones/pagers under the above two exceptions must adhere to the following rules.
- Cell phones are to be used to make a phone call for a ride only. Students are not to use the phone to take pictures, listen to music, call friends, etc.
- Cell phones are not to be used during instructional time and recess.
- Cell phones are to be shut off completely at the start of school and may be turned on at the end of the school day.
- Cell phones are to be kept in backpacks or given to the teacher when she collects them at the beginning of the day.
Students who do not obey the above rules shall be subject to the following progressive discipline procedures:
- First offense - the cell phone will be confiscated and sent to the office with a behavior referral slip. Parents will be called to pick up the cell phone.
- Second offense - the cell phone will be confiscated. Parent will be called to meet with the principal.
- Third offense - the cell phone will be confiscated and student will lose permission to bring the cell phone to school.
- Subsequent Offense(s) - (defiance) - Additional parent contact and more severe disciplinary action -including but not limited to suspension..