Yondr, Cell Phone Policy, and Consent
We are writing to share exciting news – we will be making our school a phone-free space to improve
teaching and learning! We will be using a system called Yondr to achieve this goal. Yondr has been
used across the world in over 1,000 schools and at concerts, comedy shows, businesses, camps,
weddings, and special events of all kinds. The goal of these spaces is to encourage people to engage with
each other and their surroundings.
We believe that cell phones have great utility. We have also found that learning and social behavior
improve drastically when students are fully engaged with their teachers and classmates.
The Yondr Program employs a simple, lockable pouch that stores a cell phone. Every student will
secure their phone in a personally assigned Yondr pouch when they arrive at school. Students will
maintain possession of their phones and will not use them until their pouches are opened at the end of the
school day. Students are required to bring their Yondr pouch to and from school each day and are
responsible for their pouch at all times.
We are encouraged by the effects of this system in learning institutions. Yondr surveyed over 900 school
partners to measure the effects of creating phone-free educational environments. These schools achieved
notable progress in multiple areas:
● 65% of schools saw an improvement in academic performance
● 74% of schools saw an improvement in student behavior
● 83% of schools saw an improvement in student engagement in the classroom
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school directly at [718-329-8550]. If there
is an emergency and you would like to get in contact with your student, please call Principal Mabry at (917) 847-7956
How Yondr Works: