Cell Phone

School Telephone for Students

A telephone, located directly across from the main office, is available for student use without charge. Students are asked to be brief with calls as a courtesy to others waiting to use the phone.

UPDATED: Personal Electronic Devices [PED] e.g. cellphones, iPods, laptops, iPads, Airpods, etc.

In response to the successful reduction of distractions posed by PEDs/cell phones to students during the school day, Bishop Pinkham staff have updated and expanded our cell phone and PED policy for the 2021-22 school year. 

PEDs/Cell phones devices can only be used outside of school-time unless:

  1. Teachers have requested PEDs be brought to a specific class for a bona fide educational purpose.

  2. Students choose to leave CBE property at lunch to access their device. 

Students are still permitted to bring their devices to school but are expected to secure them in their lockers for the duration of the school day unless they meet one of the two exceptions to the policy listed  above.  

If a student is found to be in violation of the PEDs/Cell phone policy:

  1. The device will be removed from the student and held in the office for the duration of the day. The student’s device, name, and date will be recorded and the student can retrieve their device at the end of the day. 

  2. Following the second infraction the school will inform the student’s family of the infraction.

  3. Following a third infraction the device will only be surrendered to a legal guardian.    

When in use, PEDs/cell phones must be used according to the Bishop Pinkham Acceptable Use Policy as shown below.

Additional information about personal cell phone & PED usage:

A personal cell phone or PED are not required for student success at Bishop Pinkham.

Personal cell phones & PED cannot be used during school hours except for during lunch hour provided that the student leaves CBE property.  During class time, without prior arrangement with Principal or teacher, cell phones & PED must be stored in the student’s locker.  

Non-compliance with these instructions will result in confiscation of the student’s cell phone or PED. 

Emergency Communication Blackout

In the event of an emergency or critical incident, students will follow administrators' and teachers' direction to observe a communication blackout until the emergency is resolved. This may include students giving their devices to a teacher during the incident.

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