#16 - Cell Phones

posted Mar 3, 2015, 9:18 AM by Felicia Ippolito   [ updated Mar 3, 2015, 9:18 AM ]

February 24, 2015

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may know, Chancellor Farina has lifted the ban on cell phones in school as of March 1, 2015.   We know that it is very important for your child to be able to contact you especially if he/she walks to school or in the event of an emergency.  As a result of this change, P.S. 108Q has instituted the following guidelines for students who have permission from their parents to bring their cell phones to school.

  • Cell phones may not be turned on or used while on school property which includes:

    • During Instructional time (including tests, quizzes, etc)
    • In the lunchroom
    • In the bathroom
    • During Afterschool programs
    • During fire drills and other emergency preparedness exercises


  • Cell phones should be turned off and stored in students’ backpacks while they are in the school building.


  • Students must understand it is their responsibility to take care of their cell phones.  P.S. 108Q is not responsible for lost or damaged cell phones.


  • If students do not adhere to the above policies, cell phones may be confiscated by staff members, held in the main office and parents will be contacted to pick up the phone.


Please take the time to discuss this information with your child and if you have any questions, please contact us.  We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.


Thank you,


M. Biondollilo