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Electronic Device Policy

The staff at Lake Oswego Middle School is committed to providing a safe and effective learning environment for all students. The use of electronic devices has the potential to compromise student privacy, safety, property, and academic success. These devices include, but are not limited to, smart phones, cell phones, headphones, airpods, and video game players. 

Students are expected to have their personal electronic devices off and away during school hours. Devices need to be off and away in classrooms, hallways, and bathrooms. The only exception is lunch time. Cell phone use is allowed in designated lunch spaces where there is adult supervision. 

School issued Chromebooks are the only electronic device needed at school. Personal computers/laptops are not allowed to be used at school. 

If a student uses or displays an electronic device without staff permission, the following actions will be taken: 

  • First Time: Staff member will remind the student of school expectations and expect the student to turn the device off and put it away. 
  • Second Time: Staff member will request the device from the student and the student will need to pick up the device at the end of the school day in the office. 
  • If the student’s phone is checked into the office three times, the parent/caregiver will need to pick up the device from the office. 
  • If the device continues to be an issue at school, the student may lose the privilege of having it at school. 

We understand that there are times when a student needs to communicate with a parent/caregiver during the school day. They can utilize their device during lunch time, or come to the main office to call home. Parents/caregivers can also call the office at 503-534-2335 and a message can be delivered to your student. 

If students choose to bring an electronic device to school, they may secure it in their locker or keep it in their backpack off and away. LOM will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.