The new phone policy allows students to bring phones to school. However they must be kept in lockers for the day. At times, teachers will directly request that students bring their phones for instructional purposes. Of course, phones are permitted in the classroom at these times. We will also allow students to use phones to assist with parent communication between 5th and 6th hours (1:57—2:02). Students will still be able to use classroom phones and the office phone when necessary. The survey results from staff and parents alike on this subject were overwhelming. This change will result in more engaged students and improved learning.