Cell Phones at Rifle Middle School:
As the number of cellphones in school has risen in the last few years we have seen an increase in the disruptions to teaching and learning. Examples of problems presented by the presence of cell phones in our school are students taking photos of other students without their knowledge and posting them to social media platforms, conflicts arising in the school environment because of SnapChat posts that “disappear”, interruptions to learning in order to deal with texting during class, students arguing with adults about cell phones, and increasing numbers of lost cell phones.
At Rifle Middle School, kids can use their cell phones before and after school. During school we will require cell phones to be off and in their locker or otherwise out of sight.
When a student violates the cell phone guidelines:
1. First time student may pick up from office at end of day.
2. Second time parent will be contacted and parent picks up phone.
3. A third time may result in student being asked to turn in their phone to an adult at the beginning of the school day.