At ESA we are committed to fostering an environment where students are fully engaged in learning. Our Electronics Policy is essential to cultivating that environment. We understand the importance of parent-student communication, which is why our students are allowed and have always been allowed to bring their cell-phones into school, provided that they keep them turned off and put away during the school day. Students who need to use a phone during school hours from 9:25am-4:10pm can use the main office phone.
- All electronics must be off and out of view between 9:25am and school-wide dismissal, with the exception of the lunch period. The electronics must also be off and out of view during study halls, passing periods, and free periods for seniors.
- Any electronics visible and/or audible during school hours will be confiscated, given to a dean, and kept by the dean until a parent or guardian comes in to retrieve them.
- If a student refuses to give the phone to a dean, the student will face disciplinary actions.
- Unacceptable electronics are defined as: Cellular Phones, iPods, iPads, Beats, and all other portable audio/video players, headphones, etc.