Back-to-School Year Info

The district has provided information regarding the reopening of schools.  Beginning August 10, all students will be provided instruction virtually through August 20.  Beginning August 21, students enrolled in the face-to-face option will return to school and those enrolled in [email protected] will continue to provided instruction virtually.

Plans remain to be fluid and frequently asked questions are address on the District's Reopening Plan website.  

Laptop Distribution

The schedule for digital device distribution is listed below.  If you were not previously issued a device during the summer, students in grades 2 - 5 will be issued a laptop.  Students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grades will be provided an IPAD.  In order to issue devices quickly, we ask that you pick up your device at the grade level's assigned times.  We understand that some families may have multiple students across grade levels, but it will be more expeditious to distribute by grade level initially.  We will be able to service multiple grade level pickup on Monday, August 10.
Thursday, August, 6
Grade Pick-Up Time
5th 8:30 - 9:30
4th 10:30 - 11:30
3rd  1:00 - 2:30

Friday, August 7 Pre-K 9:00 - 10:00
1st 10:00 - 11:30
KG 12:30 - 1:30
2nd 1:30 - 3:00

Monday, August 10 All Grades 8:30 - 11:30

Using Your OWN Device (BYOD)

It is recommended that your child use a district provided laptop for instruction.  However, if you wish to use your personal laptop, it must be registered for use on the OCPS network.  The registration form can be found BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) at


The district has a limited number of hotspots for families who have no access to Internet.  Hotspots are issued based upon online request at  The form is at the bottom of the page.  If you are issued a hotspot, it will be delivered to the school and Lancaster will call once it is ready.

Thank you for your patience as we work through reopening our schools. 

To date, Friday, August 21, is the tentative start date for students but is subject to change.  The School Board has submitted a waiver request to locally determine the start date of face-to-face instruction.  Please keep in mind all plans are fluid and we will inform you of any adjustments.

Families are being asked to submit a Choice Registration Form to indicate which instructional model is preferred.  When completing the form, you will need your child's student identification number.  In order to prepare for the start of school, submit your preferences by Friday, July 24.

Below are direct links to review each plan to help make your decision.

Face_to_Face          OCVS_Virtual         Innovative
                                                                                                                                    [email protected]

To maximize safety efforts, parents are encouraged to select the OCPS [email protected]
(Innovative), if able.

Other important information: