Laptop Distribution for Students
Beginning Thursday, March 26

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MCPS is providing laptops to students with a need to ensure they can access instruction from home. Laptopchromebook distribution will begin Thursday, March 26. Devices are in limited supply and are reserved for students who do not have access to a computer or laptop at home.

To pick up a laptop, students (or the parent/guardians) will need to present their student ID (or provide the student ID number).  Distribution locations are organized by school level. Complete instructions as well as distribution dates, times and locations are listed below and on the MCPS Coronavirus Information website. Students and parents can also call 240-740-7023 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for information.

Important Note:  For families without internet access at home,  Comcast is offering free internet access through its Internet Essentials program. More information about this program is at https://internetessentials.com/. MCPS  also has a limited number of mobile Wi-Fi hotspot devices that provide access to the internet.  These devices will be distributed at a later date.


Distribution Dates and Times

Thursday, March 26, 8 a.m.-11:15 a.m.: All High Schools

Thursday, March 26, 12:45 p.m.-4 p.m.: The following elementary schools

Arcola Glenallan Kemp Mill Bel Pre
Georgian Forest Strathmore Cashell Judith Resnik
Sequoyah Candlewood Flower Hill Mill Creek Towne
Lucy V. Barnsley Flower Valley Maryvale Meadow Hall
Rock Creek Valley Bells Mill Seven Locks Beverly Farms
Potomac Wayside Highland Oakland Terrace
Rock View Glen Haven Flora M. Singer Woodlin
Beall College Gardens Ritchie Park Twinbrook
Bayard Rustin Cloverly Stonegate Burtonsville
Fairland Greencastle Galway William Tyler Page
Bannockburn Bradley Hills Burning Tree Carderock Springs
Wood Acres      

Friday, March 27, 8 a.m.-11:15 a.m.:
The following elementary schools:

Capt. James Daly Fox Chapel Clarksburg  William B. Gibbs
Little Bennett Cedar Grove Snowden Farm Wilson Wims
Belmont Greenwood Olney Brooke Grove
Sherwood Stedwick Watkins Mill Whetstone
South Lake Brown Station Rachel Carson Fields Road
Jones Lane Thurgood Marshall S. Christa McAuliffe Sally K. Ride
Lake Seneca Waters Landing Ashburton Kensington Parkwood
Wyngate Farmland Garrett Park Luxmanor
Goshen Rosemont Summit Hall Washington Grove
Gaithersburg Laytonsville Strawberry Knolls Great Seneca Creek
Ronald McNair Spark M. Matsunaga Darnestown Diamond
Clopper Mill Germantown    

Friday, March 27, 12:45 p.m.-4 p.m.:
The following elementary schools

Montgomery Knolls New Hampshire Estates Oak View Pine Crest
Takoma Park Piney Branch Harmony Hills Chevy Chase
North Chevy Chase Rock Creek Forest Rosemary Hills Bethesda
Somerset Westbrook East Silver Spring Forest Knolls
Highland View Rolling Terrace Sligo Creek Brookhaven
Sargent Shriver Viers Mill Weller Road Wheaton Woods
Cold Spring Stone Mill Dufief Fallsmead
Lakewood Travilah Clearspring Damascus
Lois P. Rockwell Woodfield Monocacy Poolesville
Burnt Mills Cannon Road Cresthaven Dr. Charles Drew
Roscoe Nix Jackson Road Broad Acres/Leleck Westover

Where Should Families Pick Up Laptops?

  • High School Students: Pick up at the school that the student attends.
  • Middle School Students: Pick up at an elementary school close to your home (use the School assignment locator if you do not know which elementary school is assigned to your community).
  • Elementary School Students: Pick up at the school that the student attends.
  • Students in Specific Programs: If the student is in a magnet or Choice program, a regional special education program (such as School Community Based or Learning For Independence), or in a program at any of the sites listed below, a laptop can be picked up from any elementary school close to your home.
    • Carl Sandburg Learning Cent
    • Rock Terrace School
    • Stephen Knolls School
    • Longview School
    • RICA
    • Blair G. Ewing Center (Plum Orchard, Avery Road and Cloverleaf sites)
    • MacDonald Knolls Early Childhood Center
    • Upcounty Early Childhood Center at Emory Grove
  • If you are unsure of where to go, use the School assignment locator to find the elementary school in your neighborhood
  • We strongly encourage that an adult accompany any student who wishes to pick up a laptop.
  • If you are unable to pick up a laptop during the distribution days, MCPS will provide information on additional opportunities for laptop pick up in the coming days.

Instructions for Parents/Students for Distribution Day

  • If you are in a car, please hold up the student ID or write the student ID number on a piece of paper big enough so that staff can read it through your car window or from six feet away.  The staff person will record your student ID number and assign you a laptop.
  • If you walk up to the distribution site, please have the student ID or ID number ready.  The staff person will record your student ID number and assign you a laptop.
  • Remember to follow social distancing guidelines when you come to pick up a laptop (keep six feet between people).  Please follow directions from MCPS staff who will be helping to manage traffic.
  • Students provided laptops will be subject to the Notification of Laptop Responsibilities form (see attached document).

MCPS Notification of Chromebook Responsibilities

Pintable List of Distribution Dates and Times