Cell Phones and Other Personal Electronic Devices Cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, gaming systems, and other personal electronic devices are to be turned off and kept out of sight from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. but may be used before classes in the morning and/or after school. Students may wear Smart watches during the school day in accordance with the Acceptable Use Policy. 

Students must remove these devices for assessments and at the discretion of the faculty and staff. Teachers or supervising adults may allow students to use these devices as a valid part of the educational process. MPA assumes no responsibility for the loss, recovery, repair or replacement of any technological device brought onto school property. 

Failure to comply with the above guidelines will result in the following consequences: 

  • First Offense: Temporary confiscation of the device. Students must pick up item from the Middle School Director at the end of the school day, and a warning is issued. 
  • Second Offense: Temporary confiscation of the device and parent/guardian notified. Student must pick up items from the Middle School Director at the end of the school day and serve a detention. 
  • Third Offense: Temporary confiscation of the device. Parent/guardian must pick up the item, and student will serve additional detention time. Students will no longer be allowed to bring personal electronic devices to school for the remainder of the year. 

Parents who wish to contact their children during school hours should call the Middle School Office, as students are not permitted to use their cell phones during the school day. Middle School students may make calls from the phones in the Middle School Office if needed. Students should limit the length and number of phone calls made from school. Appropriate times to call are before school, after school, and during recess. Students may be permitted to bring an electronic device on specific field trips. The teacher in charge of the trip determines what is permissible. 

Last Updated: August 26, 2019