Screen Time

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How much time will my student spend on a device?

The single most influential factor in student achievement is teacher effectiveness, followed by the involvement and support of a parent, guardian, or other caring adult. We envision student devices as an enhancement to the learning environment. Project-based, hands-on learning and student/teacher interaction will continue to be a daily experience in our classrooms. In our schools, student devices supplement traditional educational tools such as books, pens, and pencils.

The Association for the Education of Young Children has taken the official position that, “When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development,” and “Limitations on the use of technology and media are important.” In addition to instructional technology tools and core academic subjects, we are committed to providing P.E. and music education, enrichment activities and outdoor exploration and play to support children’s psychological, physical, and social development. For a comprehensive discussion of screen time and children, please view a report by the National Association for the Education of Young Children: Technology and Young Children.

Average screen time during a typical school day is as follows:

  • Kindergarten 30 minutes
  • Grades 1 and 2 up to 45 minutes
  • Grades 3 to 5 up to 90 minutes
  • Grades 6-8 up to 90 minutes
  • Grades 9 -12 varies depending on class schedule