Cell Phone Policy

To reduce the distraction in the classroom, MCS is adopting new policies for the 2023-24 year regarding the use of cell phones: 

  • Cell phone use will not be permitted during school hours. This includes study halls and in the hallways. 
  • Students should secure cell phones in their backpacks, lockers or store phones in the main office if they choose. They should be out of sight throughout the day. 
  • Students will be permitted to use their cell phones during their lunch periods:
    • 7th and 8th Grade – 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
    • 9th and 10th Grade – 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
    • 11th and 12th Grade – 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • We ask that parents refrain from contacting students via their cell phones during the school day and only communicate during the lunch periods. 
  • Parents are always welcome to contact the school if there is an emergency or with questions. The main school number is 518-827-3600. 
  • Students may also use any school phone to contact their parents during the school day. 

Additional information about the policy is available here.