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Cell Phone Policy

Electronic Device Policy

It is strongly recommended that non-essential personal property not be brought on campus at any time because Griffin Academy cannot guarantee the security of these items and because they are often a distraction to the learning environment and/or they are a potential source of conflict and theft.  

If electronic devices are brought onto GA’s campus, they are to be turned off and out of sight during class time

  • In order for a device to be sufficiently “put away” it should not be able to be seen or heard by a staff member or other students and should be in a backpack and is not to be in a pocket. 
  • Mobile/cell phones must be turned off and stored prior to entering class.  All ringtones and vibrate mode must be disabled.
  • All headphones and listening devices of any kind must be removed and out of sight prior to entering class.
  • Electronic devices may not be used during class time without the instructor’s express permission. This includes calls in and calls out, games, text messaging, social media messaging, and/or camera, video or audio features. 
  • Requesting a pass to go outside or to the restroom to use a mobile/cell phone is NOT permitted.
  • Students may not charge their personal electronic devices at school.
  • Cell Phones must be put away immediately following the bell signifying the end of passing period or lunch.
  • The use of electronic devices in the library, office, locker rooms, bathrooms or any other on-campus location during class time is prohibited.

*Note: Discipline policies regarding electronic devices are detailed on page 31 of this handbook.

Students may use their devices before school, during passing periods, during lunch, and after school. The following are considered non-essential items: cell/mobile phones, MP3 players, iPods, tablets, personal computers, laptops, CD players, television sets, pagers, video cameras, walkie-talkies, handheld games, or any other electronic device. If an electronic device is used during class, rally, or an assembly, it may be confiscated. Teachers may authorize use of electronics in the classroom for instructional purposes only. 

Lost or stolen electronic devices that are brought on campus will NOT be the financial responsibility of Griffin Academy. Griffin Academy cannot guarantee the security or the recovery of lost or stolen electronic devices therefore, if students bring personal devices to school, they do so at their own risk. 

Parents/Guardians - Please be aware that calling your student during the school day puts him or her at risk of disciplinary action. If you need to reach your child in an emergency during the school day, please call (707) 663-3900 and leave a message with a staff member.

Griffin Academy assumes no responsibility to recover any electronic devices brought to school or to school-sponsored activities. School administration will not investigate cases of lost or stolen phones or like devices. Any unclaimed electronic devices will be disposed of one week after the last day of school.