Cell Phone Policy

 New Truman High School Guidelines for 2016-2017:

1. Responsible Usage is permitted in common areas during the school day including halls before school, between classes, and after school

2. No videotaping or camera use is permitted in any area of the school

3. Each teacher establishes usage rules and times  in their classroom and those are not   subject to interpretation and must be followed at any and all times

4. Every student/parent is responsible for anything they post, pass along, or communicate via social media and must accept the consequences of their actions for the privilege of permitted usage during the school day

5. Any form of cyberbullying is illegal and subject to zero-tolerance disciplinary actions

6. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen phone, tablet, or any form of personal electronic media and students/parents bring these devices to school at their own risk.

Top Ten Cell Phone Manners


Cell phones are great—they keep us in touch with friends and family and can be life savers in an emergency. But they can also be annoying if not used thoughtfully.
Remember, it doesn’t have to be on all the time and you don’t always have to answer it immediately.

Learn to use your phone’s features like silent ring, vibrate and voicemail to handle the times when your phone would be bothering others if it rang and you answered it.


  1. Be in control of your phone, don't let it control you!
  2. Speak softly.
  3. Be courteous to those you are with; turn off your phone if it will be interrupting a conversation or activity, such as in a classroom.
  4. Watch your language, especially when others can overhear you.
  5. Avoid talking about personal problems in a public place.
  6. If it must be on and it could bother others, use the silent ring mode and move away to talk.
  7. Don’t make calls in a library, theater, church, or from your table in a restaurant.
  8. Don’t text during class or a meeting at your job.
  9. Private info can be forwarded, so don’t text it.
  10. NEVER drive and use your phone at the same time.