Cell Phone Policy

Possession and Use of Personal Telecommunications Devices, Including Cell Telephones

Cell phones will be set on silent in the building at all times. Cell phone use is allowed in hallways and cafeteria between classes and at lunch.  Students are prohibited to use cell phone or other electronic devices during instruction time (between 8:20 am and 3:50 pm) without prior permission from their classroom teacher. The term “electronic device” includes, but is not limited to, cell phones and MP3 players. The student is required to forfeit the device upon request, failure to do so will likely result in placement in ISS or DAEP. Students are prohibited from using their cell phones in restrooms or locker rooms.

 Disciplinary Actions for Electronic Device Violations are:
 1st
 Offense
 $10 fee or 
    10 school days and device turned over to parent only.
 2nd
 Offense
 $10 fee and
    10 school days and device turned over to parent after 10 days.
 3rd
 Offense
 $10 fee and
    15 school days and device turned over to parent after 15 days.  
 4th &
 Subsequent 
 Offenses
 $10.00 and
    20 school days, device turned over to parent after 20 days . 
    Student may be assigned to ISS for 15 days.

Please note: students who bring these items to school do so at their own discretion and are responsible for the security of those items. AHS is not responsible for these items should they be lost or stolen.

The consequences listed above are supported in the Texas Education Code, Chapter 37.082.

A student must have approval to possess other telecommunications devices such as netbooks, laptops, tablets, or other portable computers.

The use of cell phone or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event.

If a student uses a telecommunications device without permission during classroom time, the device will be confiscated. The parent may pick up the confiscated telecommunications device from Mrs. Heather Mackey for a fee of $10.00.

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