At My PATH, we encourage students to take a break from screens to enjoy the various activities, the outdoors, and the social connection with peers and instructors. For this reason, we have a no device policy, which means students are not allowed to bring or use personal devices like cell phones, tablets or computers for the duration of the program. Should a student choose to bring a device without permission, the program facilitator will ask for the device, and safely store it until the end of the day. To ensure devices are not damaged or lost, it is highly recommended that students leave them in their lockers or backpacks, or at home.
On rare occasions, it may be necessary for students to use devices for learning purposes, and students will be notified in advance if they are required.
If a parent or caregiver needs to reach a student in an emergency, the best solution is to contact a My PATH program facilitator, as all have cell phones with them at all times.