The district has created a webpage for technology and library resources utilized during distance learning. Please visit this page for all information, tutorials, tools, and updates.
More specific information can be found on the Student and Family Technology Resources webpage.
NOTE: Please remember to check your "Spam" box as we have reports that some mail messages from NPS are getting flagged as Spam. This means you may miss email updates on NPS happenings, Device pickup, etc.
2020-21 School Year Device Information
Students in grades PreK-12 will be provided with a device during the 20-21 school year. The following chart shows type of device by grade level:
Device to be Issued
Devices are in high demand given the number of schools across the country engaged in distance learning. The following timeline shows that device delivery will be delayed until after the start of the school year. To ensure all students have access to a device, we will use our current supply of devices to provide to families who have no alternative option. A survey will be sent the week of August 31st.
Below is the expected timeframe for delivery:
- PreK-2 - 2300 iPads. Expected ship date of Sept. 21st
- Grades 3-8 - 2800 Chromebooks. Expected ship date of early September
- 9th grade - 1000 Chromebooks. Delayed until January 2021.
- Grades 10-12 - utilize devices already issued as part of 1:1 program
NPS Loaner Device Instructions and Care Guide
Low Cost Internet Options
Please see low-cost Internet/phone options for offereings by local ISP providers.
Newton Public School Gmail accounts have been turned on for all K-12 students. Click on the links below for grade-specific instructions.
NPS Family Tech Support
We have created a dedicated email address for families to request technical support with accessing learning materials and/or student accounts. Please email us at:*Please note that this is not for troubleshooting home network issues. Please contact your ISP provider if you are having trouble connecting with your internet service.
High School 1:1 program Tech Assistance Request
If you are having an issue with the school assigned Chromebook, please complete this Google Form:High School 1:1 Chromebook Repair Request
We will contact you about the next steps in the process.
Please note: we have a very limited number of Chromebook loaners and we want to ensure we help those families most in need. Due to this, devices with minor issues that still allow the device to function may take longer for repari and a loaner.