Central Park East II Middle School

Cell Phone Policy Update & Family Conference Reminder

Starting tomorrow, Monday, February 1st, cell phones will be collected

The Middle School teachers and I have determined that use of cell phones have become a distraction for our students. Starting tomorrow, Monday, February 1st, cell phones will be collected and held by the two home room teachers (Matt and Clarissa) Students should turn off their phones upon entering the building. They cannot use them in school, including the cafeteria or recess yard. They are not allowed to have the phones on them or in their backpacks. Cell phones will be put in a secure, locked location.

CPE II Cell Phone Policy

The CPE II Cell Phone Policy has been revised and is included below. Any cell phone being used without authorization and supervision in the school building or during any school activity will be confiscated.

Starting February 1, 2016, cell phones will be collected and secured by the homeroom teachers in the Middle School.

CPE II Cell Phone Policy:

Use of cell phones is not allowed at CPE II during school hours. We encourage families to keep cell phones, and all electronics, at home. School phones are available to contact parents as needed. Should a parent need to reach a child, they can do so through the school office.

We do understand that some families feel it is necessary to give their children cell phones to be in contact and check in before and after school. If a cell phone is brought to school, it must be turned off upon arrival at school and remain turned off for the entire school day. Middle School homeroom teachers will collect cell phones and return them at the end of the day. In the elementary school phones will be stored out of sight. If the phone needs to be used at dismissal, it must be with approval and supervision by a CPE II staff member. Any phone being used on school premises without the permission and supervision of school personnel will be confiscated.

Cell phones should not be used on the school bus, except to contact parents about arrival plans. They should not be used to call friends, take photos or access the Internet during the school bus ride. Cell phones should not be used on school trips, unless approved by and supervised by a staff member. CPE II is not responsible for loss or theft of cell phones that are brought to school.

Family Conferences - Thursday, February 4th - 11:30 dismissal

Family Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 4th. Please make sure you are signed up for a conference. Please note that ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THEIR CONFERENCE. Please email Naomi Nsmith3@schools.nyc.gov with any questions, concerns.