Electronic Devices

Anything that interferes with the educational process cannot be brought to school. Teachers, security and school officials may confiscate these items. Confiscated items may be held for the day or until the end of the semester, or they may be returned to a parent or guardian upon a conference with an administrator.

  • Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight during classes (see below)
  • iPads and laptops are used at students’ own risk and only with permission of a teacher.

Cell Phone Usage

Cell phones should NOT be used and MUST be turned off during class time.

Earpieces should not be seen or used in class. NO student is allowed to talk on a cell phone or text during class. A cell phone should not be heard in class. Students are not allowed to go into the hall to answer phones during class time. Students not adhering to these rules will be subject to suspension, assignment to Saturday school, and/or confiscation of the phone. Refusal to give a teacher, administrator or Security Officer a phone once it has been requested may result in suspension. Cell phones must not be used to tape incidents that occur on campus without the prior consent of all persons involved. Using a phone to record a fight will result in disciplinary actions.

OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or equity or compliance with Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). BOARD POLICY 0410. BOARD POLICY 1312.3. BOARD POLICY 4030. BOARD POLICY 5143.3. BOARD POLICY 5145.7. Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at www.ousd.org/ombudsperson, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.

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