Local schools work to make sure all students have virtual learning access

Posted at 6:33 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 06:51:05-04

With students in Virginia and North Carolina learning from home for at least the next two weeks, Internet access is critical for those who don't want to be left behind.

But what about those students and families who don't have home Internet access?

School divisions are taking different, but similar approaches to making sure those in need are taken care of.

Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, Newport News Public Schools are handing out Chromebooks and hotspots to qualifying households that have at least one secondary (6th-12th grade) student.

Pick-up hours are 12 p.m.-4 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday at the following locations:

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

Palmer Elementary School
100 Palmer Lane

Warwick High School
51 Copeland Lane

Parents must provide a student ID number and photo ID before checking out.