Cell Phone UseJuly 17, 2022
Cell phones have become a part and parcel of our daily lives, however in schools they can be a distraction to learning. Unfortunately we have also seen that they have been used inappropriately which can very much harm a child's school experience. Although we know that technology presents an opportunity to teach students how to use tech in a 'thoughtful, responsible, accountable' way, we can still do this without phones on hand. As such, we have a 'No Cell Phone Use' Policy at Keewatin Prairie.
Students are not permitted to use their cell phones during the school day. This includes supervised recess breaks and lunch times at school.
This policy is in place to enable students to focus on learning and ensure that school is a safe place to be. Bullying is a very real problem; and causes fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress, or other forms of harm to another person’s feelings, self-esteem, body, or reputation, as well can create a negative school environment for another person. The behaviour may be direct or indirect (through others) and may take place through any form of expression, including written, verbal (in the form of any different language), physical or by means of electronic communication, including but not limited to, social media, text messaging, websites/blogs, or email.
Students needing to bring their cell phones to school must keep them turned off and out of sight during the school day. We also request that other hand-held devices, headphones, air pods, etc. not be brought or worn in school. Junior High students may be requested to bring a cell phone to class, however it is to be used for that class only and is to be put away after the class is finished.
If parents/guardians need to speak with children during the day, we encourage you to call the school at (204) 783-9012. We will get a message to your child as soon as possible.
By working together we can help all students focus on learning and keep Keewatin Prairie a safe, positive learning environment. Please help us by talking to your child(ren) about our policy. Thank you for your support.