Personal Electronic Device Policy

Possession of a personal electronic device (PED) by a student is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student who fails to abide by the terms and provisions of this policy, or otherwise engages in misuse of this privilege.  Students will be allowed to use PEDs before and after school and as determined by the teacher and deemed appropriate by administration. Any other use of PEDs is considered misuse and will result in disciplinary action. The following guidelines must be adhered to while at Woodmont Middle School.  

Students may not use PEDs to access and/or to view Internet web sites that are inappropriate or otherwise blocked to students at school while on school property or at a school sponsored activity.
Students are prohibited from using PEDs to capture, records, or transmit the words and/or images of any student, staff member, or other person in the school or while attending a school-related activity without express prior notice and explicit consent for the capture, recording or transmission of such words or images.
Students are prohibited from using PEDs to take pictures or record video/audio in locker rooms bathrooms, and classrooms unless deemed appropriate by the teacher and used for educational /instructional purposes only.
Students are prohibited from using PEDs in any way that might create in the mind of another person an impression of being threatened, humiliated, harassed, embarrassed, or intimidated.
Students are prohibited from using PEDs to capture and/or transmit test information or any other information in a manner that constitutes fraud, theft, cheating, or academic dishonesty.
At any time deemed appropriate a faculty/staff member has the right to ask a student to remove their PED and put it in their locker.
Students are personally and solely responsible for the care and security of their PED. Neither the district nor the school assume any responsibility for theft, loss, damages, or vandalism to any/all PED’s brought onto school property.
Parents/Guardians are advised that the best way to get in touch with their child during the school day is by calling the office at 864-355-8599.
Pursuant to state law, persons entering school property are deemed to have consented to reasonable search of their person and property, including personal electronic devices.