PS/IS 366: Washington Heights Academy

202 Sherman Avenue

New York, NY 10034

p. 212-304-3320   f. 212-304-3322

Cell Phone Policy

Some families of students in Grades 4-8 may want children to carry a cell phone so they can communicate with them on the way to or from school. In this case, students must turn off their phones upon arrival at school and must keep the phones in their backpacks for the entire school day. Please note:

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  • Cell phones may not be used during school hours. Students will not be able to receive or make cell phone calls, or receive or send text messages, during school hours.

  • Cell phones must remain off during school hours, including instructional time, quizzes, tests, fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.

  • Cell phones may not be used on school premises, including classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria or the school yard.

  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted on school trips or during any other school-sponsored events.

 

Please click here to view the WHA Policy for Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices, which is in accordance with DOE guidelines and has been approved by the WHA School Safety Committee and School Leadership Team.