École Cleveland Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Personal Electronic Devices


Many teachers are experimenting with students using their own devices in class to support teaching and learning. This is known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). During the 2011/2012 school year, we developed a policy on BYOD:
  • Follow the Code of Conduct – all behaviour when using technology must fall within the guidelines of our school’s code of conduct.
  • Educational Use only – devices are to be used to support or enhance teaching and learning.
  • Used with Teacher Supervision only – Teachers will work with students to establish when (or if) devices are to be used in class. 
  • Optional – it is optional to bring a device from home.

Students need to be responsible for their own device.

Please review the guidelines below, and talk to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Teachers will review the guidelines with students prior to making use of personal devices in classes.

Personally-Owned Devices Usage Guidelines for Students


To enhance the education of its students, the North Vancouver School District provides students access to its Guest wireless network and the option of utilizing personally-owned devices. The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that students and their parents recognize the limitations that the School District and the School imposes on the use of personally-owned devices when they are used at school in conjunction with the wireless network.

These guidelines are supplemental to the North Vancouver School District Policy 609: Communication Systems and Policy 302: Student Conduct, the School Code of Conduct and the Student Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement. These guidelines and policies apply to the use of all laptop computers and all other mobile internet devices.


General Usage Guidelines

  1. The School District will not be held responsible in any capacity for physical damage, loss or theft of any personally-owned device.
  2. Student use of personally-owned devices in the classroom will be at the discretion of the classroom teacher. Classroom teachers may prohibit, restrict or regulate use of personally-owned devices.
  3. Student use of a personally-owned device must support the instructional activities currently occurring in the school environment.
  4. Students should be aware that the use of mobile devices could cause distraction for others, especially in regards to audio.  Therefore, audio must be muted unless otherwise directed by a school authority.
  5. Student devices with camera and video capability must not be used to impinge upon the privacy of students and staff.
  6. Before school, at lunch, and after school, students may use their personally-owned devices only for instructional purposes and only in adult-supervised areas. 
  7. By bringing personally owned devices to school, students and their families accept that school authorities may inspect the device and its contents to ensure compliance with school and District codes of conduct, policies and guidelines, including the Student Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement.
  8. Students use the guest wireless network at their own risk. The School District will not be held responsible for any damage that may occur as a result of connecting to the Guest wireless network or any electrical power source.
  9. The parents and/or guardians of any student bringing personal technology to school are responsible for and will be required to reimburse the School District for any damage that their child may cause through the use of Guest wireless network with his/her personally-owned device. 

Usage Consequences

Failure to comply with these guidelines and policies may result in disciplinary action by the school which may include, but is not limited to, loss of access to the Guest Wireless and other school discipline.