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Here’s where students can pick up laptops in WJCC, York

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As students prepare for a virtual start to the school year, many families are needing the technology necessary for success.

Both York County School Division and Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools are starting school virtually this year and distributing technology to families to help with online education.

WJCC will distribute school-issued tablets to students in grades kindergarten through second and students in third through 12th grade will receive laptops, according to the district’s website.

WJCC will distribute laptops in the coming weeks based on the following schedule:

Updated as of Aug. 27. Parents alerted via text and voicemail notifications. Updated schedule can be viewed on Canvas.

The bus loop at James Blair Middle School will serve as the distribution location for all WJCC school devices regardless of what school a child attend.

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION:

  • Monday, Aug. 31 between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept.1 between 8 a.m.-4p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 between 8 a.m-4p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 3 between 10 a.m.-6p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 4 between 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday Sept. 8 between 8 a.m. To 4p.m.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TABLET DISTRIBUTION:

  • Tuesday Sept. 8 9a.m.-5p.m. Grades K-2. For JRES, CBB, DJM, and MW only
  • Wednesday Sept. 9 7:30a.m.-2p.m. Grades K-2. For JRES, CBB, DJM, and MW only
  • Thursday, Sept. 10 9a.m.-5p.m. Grades K-2. ALL SCHOOLS
  • Friday, Sept. 11 7:30 a.m.-2p.m. Grades K-2. ALL SCHOOLS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION:

  • Monday, Sept. 21 between 10a.m.-6p.m. Grades 3-5. ALL SCHOOLS
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Grades 3-5. ALL SCHOOLS
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Grades 3-5. ALL SCHOOLS
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Grades 3-5. ALL SCHOOLS
  • Friday, Sept. 25  between 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grades 3-5. ALL SCHOOLS

York County School Division will start distributing division-issued iPads and Chromebooks for elementary school students on Friday.

Due to shipping delays, the division recently received most of the devices for middle and high school students. The laptops still require time to be set up before being given to students. The division is hoping to announce those distribution dates in a few days, according to a social media post from the division.

YCSD will hand out devices over the next week to elementary school students between 8 a.m. and noon and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following days:

Friday, Aug. 28

Places of pick-up: Magruder Elementary, Grafton High, Tabb High, and York High.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Places of pick-up: Magruder Elementary, Grafton High, Tabb High, and York High.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Places of pick-up: Magruder Elementary, Grafton High, Tabb High, and York High.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Places of pick-up: Grafton High, Tabb High, and York High.

Friday, Sept. 4

Places of pick-up: Magruder Elementary, Grafton High, Tabb High, and York High.

Parents must bring a driver’s license or military ID with them, or have a photo taken at the pick-up location. Parents also need to sign the 1:1 Device Agreement before they can have a device issued to their student.

York County families who still need to pay the technology fee can do so online starting Friday. If families choose, they can provide a personal device for each child rather than use a division-issued device.

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Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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