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Personal Electronic Device Guidelines at Deep Cove

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Personal Electronic Device Guidelines at Deep Cove
by Shelley Hardcastle - Friday, 31 January 2020, 4:44 PM

This message was sent out to families in the Fall.  Here is a reminder of our school guidelines for Personal Electronic Devices for Deep Cove Students

 If you have students who attend Middle or Secondary schools, you will most likely be aware of guidelines/rules for student use of Personal Electronic Devices while at school. At the elementary level, we have seen an increase of devices and believe that the time has come to develop some guidelines to address some of the questions and/or concerns that arise from their use. The purpose of this document is to guide student usage and staff responses to the use of all electronic devices.

Electronic devices should be turned off and stay inside student backpacks during the entire school day

(from arrival on school grounds until departure, including lunch and recess)


Students who need to have contact with their parents throughout the school day have access to our many phones within the building. It is important that staff are aware if a student is sick, in distress or has an urgent need to call home - staff will support the student with this communication.

This also helps reduce the risk of students accessing unsecured wifi and/or personal data plans from which they could have unsupervised access to materials that may not be appropriate at the elementary level.

Additionally, schools can not be responsible for lost, stolen or broken electronic devices. If they are tucked safely inside students backpacks this issue will likely not arise.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the school to discuss them.