Castro Valley High School, with a commitment to excellence, empowers the individual with knowledge,
a passion for life-long learning, and a respect for the principles of our diverse democratic society.
A California Distinguished School
19400 Santa Maria Avenue, Castro Valley, Ca. 94546
Telephone (510) 537-5910
Fax (510) 582-3924
Cell Phone Ban on Campus from 7:30 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
Cell phone usage has been an increasing problem and distraction on the CVHS campus. We acknowledge the cell
phone ban is an inconvenience, but we also know that providing a safe and sound educational environment for our
students supersedes the need to use a cell phone. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to contact the house offices if you
need to get important information to your student during the school day. Also, any student in grades 10-12 is free to
leave campus at lunch and use their cell phones.
Below is a list of several of the problems with student cell phone usage on our campus during school hours:
Texting during tests/quizzes/class in general
Taking photos or movies in class, bathrooms, or locker-room
Leaving class to “use the bathroom” and end up making calls
Making calls/texting to set up fights, or to harass another student
Making calls/texting to arrange and negotiate drug sales, exchanges, etc.
Tardy to class because of “need” to use the phone
Phones going off in class causing disruptions
Students arguing with staff about their “right” to use a cell phone creating adversarial situations
Because of the above stated concerns, electronic signaling/communication devices, such as walkie-talkies, pagers,
CELL PHONES, or remote co