Welcome from the Dean of Students:                                        
     
                                   

Mr. Don Bass                                                                            
 Contact:  (716) 278-5825 or
 
  Mr. Frank Coney
 Contact: (716)  278-5825 or                                                                                
 fconey@nfschools.net                                                                               
 
 
 
 
Dear Parent/Guardian:
 
Students at Gaskill Preparatory School are allowed to bring cell phones to school.  However, our school policy is that all students must keep their cell phone and any electronic device, in their locker. If the students are uncomfortable keeping the devices in their locker, then we advise them not to bring them to school at all.
 
Cell phones should be used only to and from school.  Ideally, they should maintian an "invisible" presence at Gaskill so as not to interfere with the operation of the school.  Please contact our main office at 278-5820 if you have an emergency or if you need to leave an important message for your child.
 
The Niagara Falls City School District Code of Conduct states that the disciplinary procedures are as follows:
 
Disciplinary procedures for unauthorized use of cellular telephones/wireless communication devices-      
nauthorized use of cellular telephones/wireless communication devices including but not limited to;
having the phone/device on; making and/or receiving calls and sending and/or receiving text messages
during the school day, during examinations or at school time events, field trips or functions will result in the following penalties:
 
First Infraction- Immediate confiscation of the cellular telephone'wireless communication device from the
student.  Returned to identified owner by the main office and/or dean's office at the conclusion of the school
day.  Parent/guardian to be notified and informed regarding penalties for repeat offenses.
 
Second Infraction-Immediate confiscation of the cellular telephone/wireless communication device.  At the
discretion of the administrator, student is subject to a short-term suspension not to exceed five days.  
Cellular telephone/wireless communication device returned to the parent/guardian of the student upon 
their request and retrieval.  Parent/guardian to again be notified and informed regarding penalty for 
repeat offense.
 
Third infraction Immediate confiiscation of the celllular telephone/wireless communication device.  At the
discretion of the administrator, student is subject to a short-term of long term suspension.  Cellular
telephone/wireless communication device returned to the parent/guardian of the student upon their request
 and retrieval at the conclusion of the school year.
 
We thank you for your cooperation with this matter.  Please contact Mr. Coney or Ms. Burkett if you have any questions or concerns with regards to this policy. 
 
 
Mr. Don Bass                                                         Mr. Frank J. Coney 
Dean of Students                                                    Dean of Students
 
      
                                                         

              
 
 
 
                                    
               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Last Modified on June 21, 2006