OHS Announces Plans For Return Of Materials

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With schools closed for the rest of the academic year, Ottumwa High School has announced a plan for the return of educational materials.

Ottumwa High School seniors may drop off their Chromebooks, textbooks and library books on Tuesday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Friday, May 22 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Second and Fourth Street parking lots will have OHS employees and a truck present. All staff will be wearing masks and gloves. The parking lots will be set up for one-way traffic only. Student or parent will need to place the school-issued Chromebook and charger inside of the device’s case. Upon driving through the parking lot, the devices shall be placed in a large ziplock bag provided by the district. Textbooks and library books will be placed in a separate bag to be provided. Please bring a piece of paper with the student’s name and ID number to include with the device and books.

Textbooks and library books for freshmen, sophomores and juniors may be returned on Thursday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Seniors that were unable to return materials the previous week may use these dates as well. All students who will be attending OHS in the fall are allowed to keep their Chromebooks for the summer.

After a two week period, district technology employees will inventory, assess damage and complete repair to the Chromebooks. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the financial stress placed upon families, the district will not be charging for repairs as long as the device is turned in and doesn’t show signs of intentional damage. Upon being disinfected, the devices will be set aside for distribution in the fall. If the devices, textbooks or other materials are not returned, the parent/guardian will be held responsible for the full price of replacement. Devices for seniors must be returned prior to the May 24 graduation date.

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