Cell Phone Policy

Spring Oaks Middle School students may use a telecommunications device on school grounds during non-instructional times, athletic events or other school-related activities or special events.

Non-instructional times are defined as:

  • before or after school
  • between class periods in the hallways
  • during lunch in the cafeteria. 

Once students enter the classroom, the telecommunications device may not be used unless the teacher has given the student permission to use it for instructional purposes.

Telecommunications devices must be set so that incoming calls, text messages, etc., shall not emit any audible sound, including vibration sound.

A staff member who discovers a student in violation of the policy during instructional times shall confiscate the telecommunications device and follow procedures as outlined in the Student-Parent Handbook.