NNPS releases Plan for Student Possessions at School

Posted: May 27, 2020

Newport News Public Schools is scheduling pickup and drop off opportunities for students and families to retrieve personal items left at school and to return textbooks, library books, instruments, Chromebooks, Wi-Fi hotspots and school uniforms from June 1 through June 15. To adhere to social distancing and in-person gathering restrictions, school administrators will establish and share specific dates and times for students and families to come to the school for safe pick up and drop off of these items.

When the Governor closed schools to slow the spread of COVID-19, NNPS students were unable to retrieve their personal belongings from desks, classrooms and lockers. With safety in mind, as schools reopened for limited office hours, NNPS staff prioritized the return of student medication and medical devices to families. The school division is now moving forward with school specific plans to allow other possessions to be collected.

On the students' assigned day and time, they will be able to retrieve their personal belongings and return school issued items with limited contact. Upon arrival, students and families will be asked to follow the direction of the onsite staff coordinator.

All middle and high school students who checked out a Chromebook or Wi-Fi hotspot to participate in virtual learning during the closure must return their device(s) on their assigned day and time. Ninth, tenth and eleventh grade students participating in the one-to-one computing program at An Achievable Dream, Denbigh and Heritage high schools, may keep their devices over the summer.

Anyone who has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 or who is showing any symptoms is asked to refrain from coming to the school.

Questions regarding item drop-off or pick-up should be directed to each school.