Care of Personal Property
The school is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal property. Students are advised to leave items of value at home and not share their locker combinations.
Lost & Found
There are several lost and found bins in the school. All student belongings should be marked with the student's name. The lost and found bins are cleaned out at the end of each month. The items are then donated to a local charity.
Personal Electronic Devices
MPS CELL PHONE POLICY
BENEFITS OF OUR CELL PHONE POLICY
- Reduces cyberbullying
- Improved academic performance
- Reduced student distraction
- Reduced daily screen time
- Reduced academic misconduct
At Mountain Park School we recognize advances in technology are inevitable and cell phones make student/guardian contact much easier. Students will be allowed to have a cell phone at school, but may not bring them into their classroom. This includes having the cell phone in class with the ringer off, using the cell phone to check the time, using the cell phone as a calculator, or receiving or sending text messages in class. This also include having wireless earbuds in ears during class time. It is up to the classroom teacher if cell phones can be used for learning activities and will inform students ahead of time.
If Parents/Guardians need to contact their student for any reason during the school day, they can contact the main office and we will facilitate communication.
Students are allowed their cell phones before classes start and at lunch. During class time they are to put their cell phones away in their lockers. WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO SHARE THEIR LOCKER COMBINATION WITH PEERS.
Students are not to bring cell phones into the classroom without teacher permission – NO EXCEPTIONS!
MPS staff and teachers are not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen cell phones.
Any student who is caught with their cell phone during class time will be asked to return their cell phone to their locker and given a warning. This first offence will be documented. For a second offence, students may be referred to administration and students are required to have a parent come and pick up their cell phone from the office. Phone calls from parents/guardians saying it is ok to give the child back their cell phone will not be accepted. A parent/guardian must come in and pick up the cell phone on their child’s behalf.
Bikes are used for transportation purposes to and from school only. For safety reasons, their use, including tricks performed on them, is prohibited on or around school property. Bikes need to be safely secured in the school bike racks. The bike racks at the front of the school are for our grade 6 students. Students in grades 7-9 are expected to lock their bikes up at the bike racks at the back, or side of the school.