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Districts Announce Laptop Distribution, Virtual Orientation Schedules

A classroom in the new Charlotte Amalie High School Annex on St. Thomas will remain empty as the territory’s students return to virtual learning for the start of the school year on Aug. 9. (Source photo Adisha Penn)

Public schools in the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts will distribute laptops, MiFi devices, schedules, and other student resources Monday, Aug. 2 through Thursday, Aug. 5, and on Monday, Aug. 9 on each school campus, the V.I. Education Department has announced.

The move comes as the territory’s public schools return to virtual, not in-person, instruction with the start of classes on Aug. 9 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced the decision on July 26, saying it was made out of an “abundance of caution.”

Virtual orientations will also be held during the week, the department said. Masks are required to be worn when picking up electronic devices at the school and social distancing will be enforced.

The St. Croix schedule is as follows:

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Central High School and St. Croix Educational Complex High School, Monday, Aug. 2

1 p.m. – 12th grade

Tuesday, Aug. 3  

9 a.m. — 11th grade (Last names A-L)

1 p.m. — 11th grade (Last names M-Z)

Wednesday, Aug. 4  

9 a.m. — 10th grade (Last names A-L)

1 p.m. — 10th grade (Last names M-Z)

Thursday, Aug.

9 a.m. — 9th grade (Last names A-L)

1 p.m. — 9th grade (Last names M-Z)

John H. Woodson Jr. High School 

Tuesday, Aug. 3  

9 a.m. — 7th grade (Last names A-L)

1 p.m. — 7th grade (Last names M-Z)

Wednesday, Aug.

9 a.m. — 8th grade (Last names A-L)

1 p.m. — 8th grade (Last names M-Z)

Elementary and K-8 schools 

Thursday, Aug. 5  

9 a.m. — PreK-3rd Grades

1 p.m. — 4th-8th grades

ST. THOMAS-ST. JOHN DISTRICT DEVICE & RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

Monday, Aug. 2  

1 p.m.– 3 p.m. — 9th grade (Last names A-L)

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — 9th grade (Last names M-Z)

Wednesday, Aug. 4  

9 a.m. — PreK-1st grades

7th grade (Last names A-L)

10th grade (Last names A-L)

1 p.m. — 2nd -3rd grades

7th grade (Last names M-Z)

10th grade (Last names M-Z)

Thursday, Aug. 5

9 a.m. — 4th – 6th grades

11th grade (Last names A-L)

1 p.m. — 11th Grade (Last names M-Z)

Monday, Aug. 9

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — 12th Grade (Last names A-L)

8th grade (Last names A-L)

11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. — 12th grade (Last names M-Z)

8th grade (Last names M-Z)

VIRTUAL ORIENTATION SCHEDULE 

Pre-recorded virtual orientations for all schools in the St. Croix District will be available for viewing on the Education Department YouTube channel and Facebook page on Friday, Aug. 6.

Pre-recorded virtual orientations for all schools in the St. Thomas-St. John District, except Charlotte Amalie High School, will be available for viewing on the Education Department’s YouTube channel and Facebook page on Friday, Aug. 6.

Charlotte Amalie High School will host a virtual orientation for students and parents via  Microsoft Teams. Login information will be sent to participants. The schedule is Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for all 9th graders and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for all 10th graders; Friday, Aug. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for all 11th graders and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for all 12th graders; and Monday, Aug. 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for students who missed the previous orientations.

 

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