September 22, 2020

Dear Families with Students enrolled in Elementary Distance Learning Academy or Middle School:

We have already handed out over 1000 devices to students participating in fully remote learning without an alternative device at home. The goal is to provide all students with an NPS device. In order to do so, we are waiting on the arrival of additional devices ordered over the summer. We are expecting 2300 iPads to arrive this week and 2800 chromebooks to arrive in the next 1-2 weeks.

Current distribution plans involve families picking the devices up directly from their middle school or, in the case of DLA, the student’s home school. When devices are ready for distribution, we will reach out with additional details.

Thank you.

Steven Rattendi

Department of Information Technology and Library Services

Newton Public Schools