CPS Students Grades 2–12 Receiving Computers

July 27, 2020

Update: Monday, July 27, 2020

August pickup dates for select elementary schools have changed. Be sure to check the list below for your school's pickup date.

Note: Health and safety guidelines from CPS and the Ohio Department of Health will be followed at distribution sites. Face masks must be worn, and social-distancing guidelines must be followed — standing or sitting a minimum of six-feet apart.


Cincinnati Public Schools is offering computers to all CPS students in grades 2–12 to do school work in classrooms and at home, in support of the recent Board-adopted Blended Learning model for the 2020–21 school year.

  • Students in grades 2–3 will receive iPads. Students in grades 4–12 will receive laptops. The devices are on loan and must be returned at the end of the school year.
  • Students in grades 4–12 who were issued iPads this summer must bring those iPads with them when they pick up new devices.
  • Students in grades 4–11 who were issued laptops previously by CPS may keep those devices for the 2020–21 school year.
  • CPS has enough computers available for all students in grades 2–12. All students in grades 2–12 are encouraged to pick up CPS-provided devices. (Students will not be permitted to bring personal computers to school.)

CPS-provided devices have MicroSoft Office installed, which students will need to do school work, and child-protection firewalls.

Device Distribution — July 6 through August 31, 2020

Starting July 6, students will pick up devices at the front lobby entrances of their schools on specific distribution days between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

When you arrive, pull into the school's front driveway, and a CPS technician will give instructions. Parents may pick up devices without the student present. (Please note they do need to pick them up at the school where the student is attending school in the fall.) 

Families can arrange for a family member or friend to pick up the device. They would just need the student's name and date of birth. However, make-up days to pick up devices will be scheduled and announced, as well as via robocalls to the families who missed their assigned days.

Health and safety guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control will be followed during distribution, including six-foot distancing and wearing masks to help prevent the spread of germs

Distribution By-school, By-date Chart

School Name

Scheduled Distribution

Spencer Center

July 6–7

James N. Gamble Montessori High School

July 6–7

Riverview East Academy

July 6–7 and Friday, July 17

Oyler School

July 6–7 and Friday, July 17

Taft IT High School

July 8–10

Clark Montessori School

July 8–10

Virtual High School

July 8–10

Shroder High School

July 8–10

Gilbert A. Dater High School

July 13–17

Woodward Career Technical High School

July 14–17

Hughes STEM High School

July 14–17

Western Hills University High School

July 14–17

Aiken High School

July 20–23

School for Creative & Performing Arts

July 20–23

Withrow University High School

  • Monday, July 20, at Withrow
  • Tuesday, July 21, at Withrow
  • Wednesday, July 22, at Walnut Hills High School (Due to COVID-19 testing at Withrow)
  • Thursday, July 23, at Withrow

Walnut Hills High School

July 20–31

Mt. Airy School

July 27–28

Hartwell School

July 27–28

Mt. Washington School

July 27–28

Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies

July 29–30

South Avondale School

July 29–30

College Hill Fundamental Academy

July 29–30

Westwood School

August 3–4

Roll Hill Academy

August 3–4

Roselawn Condon School

August 3–4

North Avondale Montessori School

August 3–4

Kilgour School

August 3–4

Winton Hills Academy

August 3–4

John P. Parker School

August 5–6

Hyde Park School

August 5–6

Carson School

August 5–6

Academy of World Languages

August 5–6

Rockdale Academy

August 5–6

Frederick Douglass School

August 5–6

Pleasant Hill Academy

August 10–11

Parker Woods Montessori School

August 10–11

Covedale School

August 10–11

Midway School

August 10–11

Taft Elementary School

August 10–11

Evanston Academy

August 10–11

Rees E. Price Academy

August 12–13

Cheviot School

August 12–13

Sands Montessori School

August 12–13

Ethel M. Taylor Academy

August 12–13

Woodford Academy

August 12–13

Chase School

August 12–13

Pleasant Ridge Montessori School

August 17–18

Hays–Porter School

August 17–18

Dater Montessori School

August 17–18

Fairview–Clifton German Language School

August 17–18

Clifton Area Neighborhood School

August 17–18

Bond Hill Academy

August 17–18

LEAP Academy

August 17–18

Silverton Elementary School

August 19–20

Sayler Park School

August 19–20

Rothenberg Preparatory Academy

August 19–20

Roberts Academy

August 19–20

Gamble Montessori Elementary School

August 19–20

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