School Division Expanding Meal Service, At-Home Learning
Posted: March 18, 2020
To provide additional assistance to families during the mandatory closing, Newport News Public Schools is offering earlier service hours and adding mobile meal-to-go sites throughout the city.
Beginning Thursday, March 19, and continuing through March 27, meals-to-go will be available for pick up at mobile sites from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each weekday. Families should look for the familiar yellow bus at the following locations:
- Courthouse Way Community, Corner of Old Courthouse Way and Circuit Lane
- Tillerson Community, Corner of Tillerson Drive and Alan Drive
- Peninsula Boys and Girls Club, 429 Thorncliff Drive
- Lee's Mill Community, Corner of Lee's Mill Drive and Charles Street
- J. Clyde Area/Midtown (near Rite Aid), Forrest Drive and Woods Drive
- Aqueduct Community, Corner of Colony Road and Aqueduct Drive
- South Morrison Family Learning Center, 746 Adams Drive
- Boys and Girls Club - Tyler Avenue, 95 North Tyler Avenue
- Hogan Drive/City Center Area, Commercial Place behind WaWa
- Marcus Drive/Abbington Landing/Waypoint Apartments, Cul-de-Sac at Marcus Drive
- Circle Mobile Home Park, Front of Rental Office at 6029 Jefferson Avenue
- Doris Miller Community Center, 2814 Wickham Avenue
- Boys and Girls Club - Greater Hampton Roads, 629 Hampton Avenue
Meals-to-go are also available at the following school locations each weekday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
- An Achievable Dream Academy, 726 16th Street
- Epes Elementary School, 855 Lucas Creek Road
- Heritage High School, 5800 Marshall Avenue
- McIntosh Elementary School, 185 Richneck Road
- Newsome Park Elementary School, 4200 Marshall Avenue
- Palmer Elementary School, 100 Palmer Lane
- Warwick High School, 51 Copeland Lane
Grades Pre-K - 5: The instructional plans for pre-K and elementary students are available online at https://sites.google.com/nn.k12.va.us/nnpscoronavirusacademics/home. Printed packets are also available for pick up at schools from bins located near the covered entrance, and at all meal-to-go-sites. The packets are labeled by grade. Students should strive to complete all of the lessons; however, students will be provided time to complete any incomplete lessons upon their return to school.
Grades 6-12: Alternative learning plans are available online at https://sites.google.com/nn.k12.va.us/nnpscoronavirusacademics/home. In addition, teachers are contacting students directly with lessons and assignments.
Additional At-Home Resources
The at-home learning site has been updated to include learning resources for English language learners and special education students. Additional information has also been added for foreign language assistance for middle and high school students, a library media page with resources, an elementary music challenge and game section, and physical education resources for all grade levels.
All teachers will hold office hours via email each day from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to provide student support for home learning. Should any questions come up outside of those times, please email your teacher. He/she will respond via email as soon as possible.
Newport News Public Schools will continue to keep families informed.