Laptop, MiFi Distributions Planned May 4 and 5 for Eligible Public-School Students

A computer laptop. (Bill Kossler photo)

On Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5, the Virgin Islands Department of Education will distribute laptop computers and MiFi internet devices to students who have indicated a need for the electronics at home and who have earned below the required 70% passing average in the first semester and/or third marking period. Priority distribution is being given to these academically vulnerable students to ensure their ability to complete online assignments for the remainder of the school year.

Eligibility to receive the electronics is based on students’ current academic standing, as well as the results of a Home Technology Information survey that the department conducted in early March. One MiFi device will be issued per household, and each student who has not met the required 70% passing average will be issued a laptop computer or tablet.

Parents are required to complete paperwork at the time of pick up indicating their responsibility for the safety of the items, which are the property of the Virgin Islands Department of Education. The electronics should be returned to the department on or before June 4. A detailed drop-off schedule will be issued at a later date.

The Department of Education extends sincere appreciation to Rick Mulgrave and the Brothers of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., for their recent donation of 30 MiFi units to high school students on St. Croix.

St. Thomas-St. John District Laptop and MiFi Distribution Schedule

Monday, May 4, 2020

9 a.m. to noon (pick up at school campuses)

Charlotte Amalie High School

Ivanna Eudora Kean High School

Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School

Joseph Gomez Elementary School

Julius E. Sprauve School

9 a.m. to noon (pick up at Curriculum Center – EWAA)

Yvonne Milliner-Bowsky Elementary School

Edith Williams Alternative Academy (EWAA)

Ulla F. Muller Elementary School

Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School

Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School

Joseph Sibilly Elementary School

Lockhart Elementary School

St. Croix District Laptop and MiFi Distribution Schedule

Monday, May 4, 2020

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (pick up at school campuses)

St. Croix Central High School

St. Croix Educational Complex High School

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (pick up at school campus)

John H. Woodson Jr. High School

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (pick up at school campuses)

All K-6 schools

All K-8 schools

Alternative Education

Our phones and computers often hold personal material and frequently come with us, making security a concern. (Bill Kossler photo)