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Electronic Devices

SPS Issued Electronic Device Policy

Seattle Public Schools has a 1:1 electronic device policy. Students K-2 are issued iPads and students 3-5 are issued laptops. For the 2022-2023 school year these devices will remain at school unless there is a special project to be done at home.

Cedar Park expectations for device use in the classroom is that students will use devices following teacher instructions during specific parts of the school day (Independent Work Rotations, Expedition research, etc.) When not in use, devices will be stored in charging carts in the classroom.

Students will be able to access SPS approved programs in order to complete their work. You can learn more about these programs by clicking here.

Each student is charged a device fee of $25 at the start of the school year. Fees can be paid by logging onto your students’ Source account and clicking on the SchoolPay link on the left-hand navigation bar. Students and families are responsible for district issued devices. Devices that are lost or damaged may incur a fee.

Learn more about the Source by clicking here.

Personal Electronic Device Policy

While we understand that students may have personal electronic devices for a variety of reasons, at Cedar Park we expect that they will not be in the classroom and will not be used during the day.

Electronic devices include, but are not limited to, phones, tablets, smart watches, step trackers, cameras (film or digital) and e-readers.

If a student needs to bring their device to school, the expectation is that the device will stay in the student’s locker. If the device comes into the classroom:

  1. The student will be asked to return it to their locker.
  2. If the device comes back a second time, the student will turn the device over to the teacher, who will contact the parent to notify them and then return the device to the student at the end of the day.
  3. After the third time a device comes back to the classroom, it will be held in the office in a secure space and arrangements will be made with parents to pick up the device directly.

These expectations apply to district transportation as well. Students may not use electronic devices on school buses, school-chartered buses, or school-chartered taxis.

These expectations are in place both for the safety of your family’s expensive devices, but also for the safety and security of our students. Because electronic devices have such far-reaching capabilities (built-in cameras, voice recorders, social media apps, video apps, etc.), it is essential to the emotional well-being of our students that they are certain that they, their image, their voice, etc. are safe during the school day.