We will be making our school a phone-free space to improve teaching and learning using a system called Yondr. Yondr has been implemented in over 1,000 schools across 21 countries to facilitate an engaged learning environment.
We believe that 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 utilizes a simple, secure pouch that stores a 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.
Yondr recently 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 718-574-0390, or attend one of our upcoming meetings about the adoption of Yondr, PTA Meeting, June 21, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom. Zoom link found at https://philippaschuyler383.org/pta/
If there is an emergency and you would like to get in contact with your child, please reach out to Parent Coordinator Mr. David Grady at 718-574-0390 or 347-387-2083.
In an effort to best serve your child, we appreciate your full support in adoption of the Yondr Program at our school.
Principal Jeanette Wigdorsky