Roosevelt Middle School Cell Phone Policy
(beginning the 2019-20 school year)
Each day at Roosevelt we see students on their cell phones, distracted from their studies. In fact, this is a problem all over the world. A Google search on “impact of cellphones in schools” will show how serious the crisis is.
However, there is good news for your child! Roosevelt will be implementing a new cell phone policy next year using a service called Yondr. This service is being used at Oakland High School, San Leandro High School, West Oakland Middle School, and many other schools around the country. Here’s how it works:
Each day, students will put their phone in their Yondr pouch as soon as school starts.
The pouch automatically locks such that students do not have access. Students will keep the phone and pouch with them.
Each teacher will have an unlocking station. Students will unlock their Yondr pouch in their last class.
Yondr is free. However, students must return their pouches undamaged at the end of the year or there will be a $15 replacement fee.
We are excited to offer this cutting-edge solution to help your child focus and succeed in school! As always, families will be able to reach their child by calling the main school number at 510-535-2877.
If you have any questions, please contact Dean of Students Josh Bolin at:
Articles on the effects of cell phones: