|Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
|Loss of Personal Property
|Skateboards, Bikes, and Scooters
|SHMS Policy and Disclosure Menu
Students are encouraged to leave electronic devices, including personal laptops, computers, tablets, game systems, music players, and other devices or toys, at home. Cell phones (including headphones and smart watches) are welcome at school during lunch and passing periods. Students who choose to bring these devices do so at their own risk; South Hills is not responsible for damage, theft, or loss. Chromebooks, issued to students by the school, are to be used for accessing lessons, learning materials, and other resources for classes.
During class time, students will have clear visual and verbal directions from the teacher that will outline approved activities and uses of cell phones and Chromebooks. Use of any electronic device to disrupt the educational process, exploit personal information, invade personal privacy, or compromise the integrity or propriety of educational programs is prohibited. These violations will result in confiscation of the device, which will be secured in the Attendance Office for parent pick up at the end of the school day.
Each classroom will have the following posters for reference in order to help teachers and students share clear expectations and understandings on cell phone usage during class time:
| ZONE 1 (LISTEN)
| ZONE 2 (LEARN)
| ZONE 3 (EARN)
| ZONE 4 (ACHIEVE)
The following school consequences will be implemented for cell phone and electronic device violations:
- 1st Violation - The cell phone will be taken to the Attendance Office and secured for student pick up at the end of the school day. Parent/Guardian will be notified via email.
- All future violations - The cell phone will be taken to the Attendance Office and secured for parent pick up at the end of the school day. Parent/Guardian will be notified via phone call and email.
SHMS Administration reserves the right to restrict a student’s use of and access to electronic devices, including cell phones, based on compliance, or continual noncompliance, with school rules.
LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Jordan School District and South Hills are not responsible for any personal property that is lost, stolen, or vandalized. There is no provision that allows payment for any personal item that is taken from a student enrolled in the Jordan School District.
NON-EDUCATIONAL ITEMS: Any personal item that has nothing to do with the educational process is not to be brought to school. Problems arise each year because students bring articles that are hazardous to the safety of others or interfere in some way with school. Items such as portable speakers, toys, laser pens, cameras, ropes, stink bombs, etc. are not allowed at school and will be confiscated. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items, even if they are stored in hall or gym lockers.
SKATEBOARDS, BIKES, and SCOOTERS: Once a student is on school property they should walk or carry their skateboard, bike, scooter, etc. Otherwise it may be confiscated and a parent contacted to pick it up.