LXMS Mobile Device Policy

Lexington Middle School values the growth and safety of all our students and staff.  We support everyone’s engagement  in high-quality lessons and explorations through school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS). We expect our students to be principled in their actions and to know how to make appropriate choices. We also understand that adolescents may struggle to regulate their device usage and part of our role is to provide structure and clear expectations around the use of electronic devices. The following School District of Lee County Student Code of Conduct 2022-2023 (pp 70-71) aligned guidelines and expectations are in place. 

Students may possess cell phones and other personal electronic devices (including smart watches and wireless earbuds) while on school grounds during regular school hours, however they must be turned off and out of sight at all times. Cell phones/Smart watches/Earbuds/Headphones/Speakers of any kind must be powered off, put away, and out of sight in backpacks/bags (not in pockets, shirts, or on their “person”) from 7:00 am until off campus. Electronic devices are not permitted in the Early Lynx Before Care Program. Possession of all personal electronic devices, including cell phones, is done at the student’s own risk and the school assumes no responsibility, legal or otherwise, with regard to these items even if the device is confiscated and in school possession.


Display or use of cellular phone or other restricted electronic device unless for an administrative approved activity:

Offense


Lexington Middle Response 

First


Student Services takes device/Lynx Card infraction/Student picks up after end of day dismissal

Second & Third


Student Services takes device/Lynx Card infraction-Lunch Detention/Parent picks up device** 

Repeated


Student Services takes device/Parent picks up device**/Student turns in device(s) for 5 or 10 days and receives them back at the end of the day. Number of days increases with each infraction.  

**between 4:15 and 5:00pm -  all infractions below will also require a parent to pick up the device


Unauthorized use of an electronic device or camera to record, send, or post school activities

Offense


Lexington Middle Response 

First


Level III infraction - may include ISS or OSS (see pg 60 of the Code of Conduct)

Repeated


Level III infraction - may include ISS or OSS (see pg 60 of the Code of Conduct)


Unauthorized taping or photographing of a disruption on campus that can be used to degrade, threaten, intimidate, or dehumanize the student(s) involved. 

Offense


Lexington Middle Response 

First


Level III infraction - may include Out of School Suspension (see pages 60 & 71 of the Code of Conduct)

Repeated


Level III infraction - may include Out of School Suspension (see pages 60 & 71 of the Code of Conduct)


Display of inappropriate messages, pictures or images that cause a disruption to the safe operation of the school.

Offense


Lexington Middle Response 

First


Level IV infraction - Consult with Law Enforcement and may include OSS or recommendation for placement at The Success Academy (see pages 61 & 71 of the Code of Conduct)


Parent Contact

If necessary during the school day, parents/guardians may contact students through the school office. The school’s phone number is 239.454.6130. We will get your message to your child as quickly as possible. Additionally, there is a phone available in the front office for students to call their parent(s) as necessary. 


The administration reserves the right to make adjustments to this policy in support of the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff.

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