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Electronic Device Policy

Students are allowed to use their cell phones/electronic devices (headphones, earbuds, MP3 players, gaming devices and any other electronic devices such as these) on campus before school, in the hallways between classes, lunch, and study hours respectfully. 

During class time, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off, out of sight and kept silent. Cell phones/electronic devices and ring tones should not be heard in hallways, classrooms, etc.

Students are not allowed to listen to music on their personal devices, game, use social media, etc while in class. Research does not support this practice as a strategy for student success. WEST strives to maximize student’s learning potential and atmosphere for excellence. 

If a student has permission from his/her teacher to use a cell phone, in class, for an educational purpose only, that is allowable.

Students are to refrain from using content on electronic devices that is not God-honoring and is not conducive for all ages at WEST. Games, movies, etc that deal with sorcery, witchcraft or dark themes are not appreciated at WEST.

If a student is using a cell phone or electronic device, with the exception of educational purposes, for any other reason during the restricted times, the following procedures will be implemented:

  • Cell Phone/Electronic device abuse or distraction will result in the device removed from the student and returned to the student at the end of the day.

  • If persistent abuse or distraction, a parent/student conference will take place with the Executive Director to determine next steps.

WEST IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN OR BROKEN CELL PHONES AND WILL NOT PAY FOR PHONES THAT ARE LOST, STOLEN OR MISPLACED BY TEAM MEMBERS OR TUTORS, CAs, INSTRUCTORS AFTER CONFISCATION