• Dear Parents/Guardians,

     

    As you may already know, Chancellor Farina and Mayor de Blasio recently lifted the ban on cell phones in schools.  Schools now have the ability to develop a cell phone policies that best reflect the needs of their school community. Based on a list of possible options, our School Leadership Team has created the P.S. 204 Cell Phone Policy. 

     

    The P.S. 204 Cell Phone Policy is as follows:

     

    • All cell phones that enter the school building must be turned off and must stay off throughout the duration of the school day.
    • Cell phones must remain in a student’s school bag for the entire school day.  At no point during the school day is a cell phone to be removed from a school bag.
    • If a cell phone is removed from a student’s schoolbag at any point during the school day, it will be confiscated and returned only to the student’s parent/guardian following a parent/guardian meeting.
    • No other electronic device is permitted in the school building.
    • Cell phones are not permitted on trips. 
    • Students who use cell phones in violation of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the P.S. 204 Cell Phone Policy, Chancellor’s Regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (“IAUSP”) will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.

     

    Thank you for your support and cooperation with our new policy.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our new policy, please call (718) 236-2906.

     

    Sincerely,
     
    Nancy Tomasuolo
     
    Principal

     

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    Please return this tear-off to your child’s teacher.

     

    I have read the P.S. 204 Cell Phone Policy.  I understand that if my child brings his/her cell phone to school, it must remain turned off and in the school bag for the entire school day.  Any cell phone that is removed from a school bag will be confiscated and returned only to a parent/guardian.

     

    Date: ________________________          Class: ______________

     

    Child’s Signature _________________________________________

     

    Parent’s Signature ________________________________________