Electronics Free Zone
CCLCS is an "electronics free zone." This means that students will not be able to use cell phones, Ipods (or music listening devices of any type), or any other electronic gadgets on school grounds. They should leave all electronics at home, or stowed away in backpacks.
At the end of the school day, all electronics must remain out of sight until a student has left school grounds. If a student needs to communicate with a parent/relative, they will be able to use a school phone in the office.
The faculty has discussed this topic many times. As a group we find that electronics in school are a tremendous distraction. We are hopeful this step will assist us in ensuring that students remain focused on academics during the school day.
If a student is found to be using his/her phone, etc. in school, it will be taken and held until the end of the day and returned. If it happens a second time, a parent will need to come to school to receive the device.
We ask your support with this effort. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the school. Thank you.
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