DOE - Laptop, MiFi Distributions Planned May 4 & 5 for Eligible V.I. Public School Students

ST. THOMAS, USVI – 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 the Department conducted in early March. One MiFi device will be issued per household and each student who have 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, 2020. 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 & MIFI DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

Monday, May 4, 2020

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (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 12 p.m. (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 & 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