RICHMOND, Va. -- All Henrico County Public School students in every grade level will be provided either a tablet or laptop for use during the virtual start to the school year.
Throughout the month of August, more than 50,000 students will pick up either an iPad, Chromebooks and Dell laptop in preparation for the upcoming semester.
Preschool and kindergarten students will receive iPads, students in grades 1-5 will receive Chromebooks, and rising sixth-graders will get Dell laptops. Most other middle and high school students still have their HCPS-issued laptops from the 2019-20 school year, according to the county.
HCPS will also provide Wi-Fi “hot spots” to households that need internet access, while supplies last.
Distribution of devices is as follows:
•Aug. 10-13: Distribution of Dell laptops to new middle school students. Rising sixth-graders will exchange their HCPS-issued Chromebooks and receive Dell laptops. (This would include newly enrolled middle school students who did not previously have an HCPS-issued device.)
•Aug. 17-20: Distribution of Chromebooks to elementary school students. Rising first-graders will receive Chromebooks, as will all other students in grades 2-5 who still need one.
•Aug. 24-28: Distribution of iPads to pre-K and K students. Preschool and kindergarten students will pick up iPads (and in some cases exchange their Chromebooks issued in the spring).
•Aug. 31-Sept. 4:Remote technology hubs open at all secondary schools. Hubs will be open at all HCPS middle and high schools to complete device distribution(including devices for newly enrolled high school students)and support other student and staff technology issues.
During the spring closure, HCPS middle and high school students used their HCPS-issued laptops, while households with multiple elementary school students may have shared HCPS devices that previously were stored in classrooms.