Holy Spirit Digital Device Policy

Digital Device Policy

Holy Spirit Catholic School supports our children’s physical, mental and spiritual well being. Therefore, we are establishing clear boundaries for our students regarding digital devices (cell phone, iPad, iWatch, gaming device, etc.). The purpose of this policy is to ensure learning takes place in an environment with fewer distractions and maximize student in person engagement. 

  • During school hours, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, and on school property, students will not have access to any digital devices not part of our Grade 4 One-To-One program (Chromebooks and laptops). The only exception, students with a diagnosed medical condition or an identified inclusive-educational need in collaboration with the school.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to not bring any devices to school. Should a student bring technology, they are required to store them securely in their backpacks during school hours and remain off. 
  • All communication (absence, sick, pick up, etc) with parents is to go through the office. We ask for your support to not text or call your child during instructional time. If there is an emergency, and you need to contact your child, please call the office first.
  • Students who violate the technology policy may have their device confiscated, parental notification, or disciplinary action depending on the severity and frequency of the violation. 
  • We do not assume any responsibility for the safety, security, loss, repair or replacement of student’s personal devices brought to school. 

For Reference:

Our grade 4 students are responsible to comply with the EICS One-To-One Responsible User Agreement.

Elk Island Catholic Schools Administrative Policy 140-Appendix B Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement