Students with cell phones are required to provide their numbers to the Academy for the emergency notification system.
Students are required to be present, responsive, and available to others. “Heads down,” or engrossing activities (calls, games, texting) are not permitted while in the presence of others except for dormitories, the Greer, and the Koch Café.
All cell phone use in the Dining Hall is prohibited—including the lobby and Parker Room, even during walk through meals. (Students should leave their phones in their school bags during meals.) Use of cell phones during community gatherings (e.g. school meetings, performances, and Academy Events) is also prohibited.
Students must respect requests to remove cell phones from situations where privacy is a concern, particularly locker-rooms and bathrooms, faculty residences, the Health Center, and others’ dorm rooms.
Additionally, it is expected that all students carry their cell phones with them when travelling beyond Old Main Street of Deerfield.
Inappropriate use of a cell phone results in a one-day confiscation. Repeated infractions result in longer confiscations.