Updated Cell Phone Policy Parent Letter - Effective Thursday 11/18 - 11/15/21
Dear World View High School Families:
Bronx Collaborative High School and Clinton High School have both adopted a policy of collecting the cell phones of all students upon entering the school.
We presented our students the option of adopting the same policy of collecting all cell phones upon entry or allowing students who are in uniform and on time to be able to keep their cell phones. In addition, World View students will have the freedom of using their cell phone before school (7:50 AM - 9:00 AM) and/or during lunch (11:27 AM - 12:10 PM) as long as the following parameters are followed:
Be on time and in uniform
Turn cell phone to airplane mode and place out of sight (airpods included) for periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9
Cell phones should only be out before school and during period 5 in the cafeteria or in the lunch & learn classrooms (not in the hallways)
Students are not permitted to take pictures or videos in the school building
Students are not permitted to share their phone with classmates
Based on the student survey, the overwhelming majority of students who voted (98%) voted to allow World View students in uniform to bring their cell phone into the building and use it before school and/or during lunch. Students approved the modification to the policy to turn in their phone at entry if they are not in uniform or late to school. If your child is in need of a school uniform, please speak to your child's guidance counselor so the school can support in helping your child get a uniform.
This is not a replacement, but a student-approved modification to the current cell phone policy. Students who fail to follow these parameters will be issued infraction letters and will have the privilege of having their cell phone revoked.
The updated cell phone policy will go into effect on Thursday, November 18th.