Personal Devices

posted Apr 19, 2016, 2:35 PM by Kelda Logan
Just a reminder to all parents that we do not allow personal devices such as ipads (tablets), ipods, and smart phones at school.  There are many reasons for this, but the main ones are:
  • we can't ensure the device will stay safe (it could get stolen or broken)
  • we can't ensure safe use on the device (students could watch or play an inappropriate game or video and we can't monitor all children's devices at recess)
  • we prefer the children to play outdoors with other children at recess
  • devices can cause problems on the playground (difficult for turn taking, etc)
We are going to be purchasing more technology for the school as learning tools over the next few months and will be educating your children about safe and appropriate use of technology, and to cover curriculum including coding.  More to follow once school purchases have been made.

If your child must have a device in order to be in contact with you after school, please ask your child to keep the device in their backpack and not to bring it out on the school property.   Thanks for your help!