The Policy was designed in accordance with the New York City Department of Education's Chancellor’s Regulation A-413 USE OF CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN SCHOOLS. All P.S. 142 students must adhere to the conditions and term set forward in this policy.
Technology Usage Policy: -- Electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, tablets, gaming devices, Smart watches and other wearables) will not be used on P.S. 142 grounds including but not limited to classrooms, school trips, and school-related events. -- Parents and legal guardians are responsible for understanding Chancellor Regulation A-832, available at http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/68542AE0-CA99-4C8B-A31B-A1E96FEC7633/0/A832.pdf. -- Electronic devices are sent at your own risk. P.S. 142 is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen property. If you send your child to school with technology, please be advised that P.S. 142 will not be held liable for investigation or replacement.
Cell Phone Policy: -- If a student needs a cell phone or other electronic device for use before or after school, it must remain in the child’s backpack throughout the entire day. These devices must be kept out of sight. Students should be reminded that setting the device to "vibrate" is not the same as turning the device off. The school is not responsible for lost or broken items. --If a student uses or takes out a cell phone or other electronic device during the school day, violating school policy, they will receive a warning and the parent will be notified. If a child uses or takes out a cell phone or other electronic device a second time, the item will be confiscated, the parent will be notified, and the item will be returned to the child at the end of the school day. If a child uses or takes out a cell phone or other electronic device a third time, the item will be confiscated, and the parent and student will have to meet with an administrator to retrieve the item. --If a parent needs to contact the child for any reason, he/she should call the main office at (212) 598-3800 and not the child’s cell phone.
Please be advised that students are responsible for their words and behavior when using technology both inside and outside of school. Using inappropriate language (vulgar, threatening, etc.), sending inappropriate messages/pictures/video, or engaging in menacing interactions will result in an investigation and disciplinary action in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-832: Student-To-Student Discrimination, Harassment, Intimidation, and/or bullying.