No Cell Phone Policy

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians:

Effective February 25, 2019, Garfield High School is re-enforcing our NO CELL PHONE POLICY.

We understand your student may have a legitimate reason to bring a cell phone to school, but the disruption to the classroom environment has caused us to assess the learning experience for students here at Garfield and decide that implementation of this policy will take place immediately.

Per the 2018-19 Student and Staff Handbook;


Electronic devices (e.g., pagers, cell phones, radios, MP3, Ipod’s, earbud, and headphones and portable CD players) are not allowed to be used in classrooms. They are permitted in the halls/or lunchroom ONLY before school, during lunch, or after school.  Students are responsible for their electronic devices at all times. The school is not liable for any electronic devices that are lost or stolen at school. Laser pens are not allowed in school or at school activities. For safety and security, some areas of the campus are monitored electronically. Electronic devices will be confiscated if used or visible during class time; this includes assemblies.

If your child is in possession of a cell phone or electronic device during class hours, they will receive ONE warning and then the cell phone or device will be confiscated. The parent/guardian will be called and will be required to come to the school office themselves to retrieve the cell phone or device from Administration. Confiscated cell phones and electronic devices will not be returned to the students under any circumstances.

Please feel free to call me with any questions regarding the NO CELL PHONE POLICY at (206) 252-2270.


Mr. Theodore Howard II

Garfield High School Principal