• JOSEPH PULITZER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 145Q

    33-34 80th Street, Jackson Heights, NY  11372

    DR. DOLORES BECKHAM, PRINCIPAL

     

     

    Model Student Contract for Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices

     

    I have read my school’s policy about use of cell phones and other electronic devices, the Discipline Code and the Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

     

    I know that I have a right to be:

    o   in a safe and supportive learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment, and bigotry;

    o   told by my school what is appropriate behavior and what actions may result in disciplinary actions;

    o   counseled by members of the professional staff when my behavior may have a negative effect on my education and/or welfare at school;

    o   provided with due process of law in instances of disciplinary action for alleged violation of school rules or the Discipline Code that may result in my suspension or removal from class.

                                             

    I agree to:

    o   prior to entering the school building, I will turn off cellphones and any electronic items;

    o   follow all rules in the Discipline Code;

    o   obey my school’s policy about cell phones and other electronic devices;

    o   behave respectfully, without arguing, and cooperate when a staff member gives me direction or makes a request, including to turn over my cell phone or electronic device;

    o   refrain from taking photos and videos of other students, staff, or school security agents without staff authorization;

    o   never use my cell phone or other electronic device to “sext” or to intimidate, embarrass, threaten, or bully others;

    o   never use my cell phone or other electronic device to cheat or help others cheat;

    o   keep my parents informed about school-related matters and make sure I give them any information sent home.

     

    I understand that:

    o   I should travel to and from school using safe, familiar routes with good lighting, refrain from using shortcuts through isolated areas, and not display my electronic devices or carry them in a manner that attracts attention while traveling;

    o   cell phones and electronic devices may not be used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises;

    o   if I violate my school’s policy or the Discipline Code, my cell phone or other electronic device may be confiscated;

    o   if I use my cell phone or other electronic device to take photos or videos of others without staff authorization, or to bully, threaten, or intimidate others,  or to “sext” or cheat, I will be disciplined in accordance with the Discipline Code; 

    o   I am not permitted to use or charge my cell phone or other electronic device at school;

    o   I assume all responsibility for my cell phone and other electronic devices if I bring them to school. My school is not responsible for stolen, damaged or lost devices.

    o   Once I have exited the school building, I may turn my phone/electronic item on when it is safe to do so.

     

    By signing this document, I agree to follow all the rules contained in this document.

     

    Student Full Name (please print):                                                 Class: _________

     


    Student Signature:

     


    Date:

     


    JOSEPH PULITZER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 145Q

    33-34 80th Street, Jackson Heights, NY  11372

    DR. DOLORES BECKHAM, PRINCIPAL

     

    Model Parent Contract for Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices

     

    I have read the policy of my child’s school on cell phones and other electronic devices, the Discipline Code, and the Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and understand the behavior that is required of my child. 

     

    I agree to help my child follow these policies by:

     

    ·       prior to entering the school, I will remind my child to turn off cell phones or any other electronic devices;

     

    ·       discussing with my child the contents of the school’s cell phone and electronics policy, the  Discipline Code and the Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities;

     

    ·       encouraging my child to be a respectful and peaceful member of the school community, and to never use an electronic device to engage in harassment, bullying or intimidation, or to take photos or post pictures of others without staff authorization;

     

    ·       reminding my child that cell phones and electronic devices may not be used in school during school hours;

     

    ·       reminding my child about the importance of academic honesty and never using an electronic device to engage in cheating or to help others cheat;

     

    ·       calling the school if I need to contact my child during the school day and not trying to reach my child on his/her electronic device during the school day;

     

    ·       teaching my child to be responsible and safe about his/her electronic  devices  both in school and while traveling to and from school, to not display the devices or carry them in a manner that attracts attention,  to always travel using safe, familiar streets with good lighting, and to refrain from using shortcuts through isolated areas;

     

    ·       reminding my child that having a cell phone or electronic device in school is a privilege, and that the privilege may be revoked, or electronic devices may be confiscated by the school if they are used in violation of the school’s policy or the Discipline Code;

     

    ·       reminding my child that the  school is not responsible or liable if his/her device is lost, damaged or stolen, that it is my child’s responsibility to take proper care of his/her device, and that devices may not be charged at school.

     

    ·       once my child has exited the school building, I will remind my child that he/she may turn on their cellphone/electronic item when it is safe to do so.

     

     

    Parent Name (please print):                                                           Child’s Class: _________

                                                   

    Parent Signature:                                   

     


    Date: