Frequently Asked Questions
- Are there any new safety initiatives this school year?
Newport News Public Schools will require all students to use clear backpacks provided by the school division for the 2023-2024 school year. NNPS is committed to making this change hassle-free for our students and families. The school division will purchase and distribute backpacks to all students in preschool through 12th grade at the start of the school year. More information.
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- When is Open House or Orientation?
Schools will host orientations and family open houses so students and families may get acquainted with their school's learning environment. Please contact your child's school for more information.
- When will middle and high school student schedules be available?
Student schedules are available in ParentVUE and StudentVUE in August. Schedules were provided to students during orientation.
- What are the operating hours for my child's school?
Click here for school operating hours.
- What school will my child attend? Where is our bus stop?
Information about school attendance zones, bus stops, and pick up/drop off times are available in our Bus Stop and Zone Finder. Bus stop information, including locations and pick up and drop off times, will be posted online prior to the first day of school.
- What is T-Pass?
Know when your child gets on and off the school bus with T-Pass. The transportation department is launching T-Pass, a student-tracking tool for families. All students will be issued a T-Pass card that they will use to swipe a card reader as they board and exit the school bus. Parents and guardians will receive a notification when their child gets on and off the school bus via the Here Comes the Bus website and app. Parents and guardians will know the bus number, time of the scan and the exact location where the child got on or off the bus. Click here for more information about T-Pass.
- How do I submit a Childcare Bus Transportation Request?
If your child needs bus transportation to or from a childcare location or a babysitter within your school zone, please complete the Transportation Childcare Request Form by August 12. Forms are available online and at your child's school. All childcare bus transportation requests must be submitted by August 19, to be processed for the first day of school. Requests received after August 12 and on Open House Night will delay this service until the second week of school. Please note that a new request must be completed each school year. Questions may be directed to your school's office staff.
- Where and how do I register my child for school?
Visit our Registration Information page for all information on registering your child in Newport News Public Schools.
- What vaccinations are required for enrollment?
All immunization requirements can be found on our Health Requirements for School Entry page.
- Can I view my student's grades and information online?
We provides online student information through ParentVUE. You may register for access at your child's school or by visiting the online pre-registration page.
- How do I find out about school meals and snacks?
All NNPS students can receive free breakfast and lunch. Please visit Child Nutrition Services for information on school menus (when available) and snacks.
- How do I find out about weather delays and closings?
Please bookmark School Closings, Cancellations & Delays page for up-to-date and breaking information. Also, all delays and closings will be communicated through the NNPS Facebook and Twitter accounts.