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Cell Phone Policy Reminder

Over the past several years, cell phones have become a major distraction/disruption in classes specifically and to the overall learning environment generally. In an effort to minimize these distractions, in the 2018-19 school year GPHS adopted and implemented a stricter cell phone policy than has been in place in previous years.

The goal of the policy below is to maximize student learning not to confiscate phones. Ideally, no students will ever be on their phones during class time and, as a result, none will need to be confiscated.

Cell phones and other electronic devices (including headphones and ear buds) must be put away and are not permitted to be displayed, used, or viewed in any classrooms and/or during instructional time for any reason.

Students will still have access to school-provided technology tools in the classroom at the discretion of the teacher.

Between the hours of 7:52 and 3:14, responsible use of cell phones is allowed during the student’s non-instructional time in designated areas of the campus only.

Non-instructional time includes passing periods, break and lunch. However, GPHS encourages students to leave cell phones at home to minimize classroom distractions and disruptions and to avoid incidents of loss and/or theft.

1st offense –student surrenders phone or electronic device and may retrieve it from the office at the end of the school day and is given a warning and a parent is called.

2nd offense and beyond –student surrenders phone or electronic device and parent must pick it up in the office by 4:00 PM.

For a more details on the new cell phone policy, please see the Grants Pass High School Student/Parent Handbook on the GPHS website.