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Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 School Year

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Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year! We look forward to seeing our returning students again as well as meeting new faces and families. Please join us for Open House & Meet the Teacher events! Read below for dates and times as well as information on school supplies, meals, technology, and transportation.

School Supplies

One unique aspect of attending Winchester Public Schools is that school supplies are provided for students. There are no required school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year!

If you are able to provide items for your student(s), here are recommended items: 

-Backpack 
-Reusable water bottle
-Pencils 
-Binders (middle and high school) 
-Nap mat (pre-k only)

If you would like to donate additional items to your student’s school, the school or classroom teacher will let you know what is needed during Open House & Meet the Teacher events. 

Meals

Breakfast and lunch are provided for all WPS students at no charge. Students may purchase additional a la carte items with cash or through myschoolbucks.com. Students will need to provide their PIN numbers as they go through the cafeteria line. If you want to provide packed lunches for your student(s), they will need a lunch box. For questions regarding school meals, contact the Food Services Department at (540)-667-4258 ext. 16147 or curry.laurie@wps.k12.va.us

Chromebooks

Students in Intermediate, Middle, and High School should bring their charged Chromebook each day. Below are the Chromebook distribution dates for each school. PLEASE NOTE: Anyone who did NOT return a Chromebook after the 21-22 school year must return their old device or pay the reimbursement cost before receiving a new device.

Daniel Morgan Intermediate School: August 9, 3-7 p.m. 

Daniel Morgan Middle School: August 8, 3-7 p.m.  

John Handley High School 

-Thursday, July 28 1-5 p.m. (sophomores, juniors, seniors) 
-Friday, July 29 1-5 p.m. (freshmen and new students) 
-Tuesday, August 9 4-7 p.m. in the Media Lab

Elementary Schools: Students will receive Chromebooks from their teachers once school starts.

Transportation

Bus route information will be provided at Open House & Meet the Teacher events. If you cannot attend Open House & Meet the Teacher, please contact your student’s school directly.

Open House & Meet the Teacher

John Handley High School
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
4:00-7:00 p.m.
*Includes Chromebook Distribution*   

Daniel Morgan Middle School 
Monday, August 8, 2022
3:00-7:00 p.m. 
*Includes Chromebook Distribution*

Daniel Morgan Intermediate School
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
3:00-7:00 p.m. 
*Includes Chromebook Distribution*

Frederick Douglass Elementary School
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
3:00-7:00 p.m. 

Garland Quarles Elementary School
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
3:00-7:00 p.m.

John Kerr Elementary School
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
3:00-7:00 p.m.

Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
3:00-7:00 p.m.