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Somerset Academy Losee Campus

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Yondr Pouches

Beginning Monday, September 23, 2019 all Middle School students, grades 6-8, will be required to Yondr their phones during the school day.  Each student will be issued a Yondr pouch that will be collected at the end of the school year.  Please click open this link for more information regarding Yondr.

Dear Parents of Somerset Academy Losee,

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The administration is writing to share the exciting news that we are partnering with Yondr to make our school a phone-free space.


We understand that cell phones have great utility, but cell phone use has increasingly become a source of distraction, antisocial behavior and conflict both at home and at school.


Somerset Academy Losee believes in maintaining a safe and effective educational environment for all of its students. Research shows that the mere presence of cellphones in the classroom can be detrimental to student performance. According to a survey and report from Common Sense Media that involved 1,240 interviews with parents and their 12 to 18-year-old children, 50% of teens feel attached to their mobile devices, and 59% of their parents agree that their kids have a problem putting their devices down (U.S. News & World Report).


Yondr is currently used across the world in hundreds of classrooms and schools, at concerts, comedy shows, weddings and special events of all kinds. The goal of these spaces is to encourage people to engage with each other and their surroundings.


The Yondr program employs a simple, easy-to-use case that stores a cell phone and requires an unlocking base to open. When middle school students enter the classroom each morning they will place their phone in a Yondr case which is then locked. Students maintain possession of their phones but will not be able to use them until they are unlocked at the end of the day in their seventh period class.


We believe this will allow our students to be:

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  • Engaged in classroom activities and assignments
  • Less dependent on electronics to do classwork
  • Less likely to engage in conversations around bullying
  • Less likely to be distracted and procrastinate on assignments in class

 


In an effort to best serve your child, we will need your full support in adoption of the Yondr program at our school. We want to assure our families that you can reach your student at the main office at (702) 826-4373. Please save this number for easy access.

Thank you for your continued support in ensuring a safe and healthy learning environment for our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school directly about the adoption of Yondr.

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Sincerely,

 

 

Jessica Scobell

Principal,

Somerset Academy, Losee Campus