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PowerUp Laptop Letter from HISD

PowerUp Phase II Laptop Update


January 28, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Your child was issued a PowerUp laptop at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year to support their educational goals of becoming a global graduate.

In January/February 2019, all HISD PowerUp Phase II high schools were to receive a new laptop. Campus and PowerUp teams across the district have diligently planned and prepared for your child to receive the new Hewlett Packard (HP) x360 PowerUp laptop. HISD received notice that Intel has a global manufacturing shortage of CPU processers. Due to this global shortage HP will not be able to deliver laptops to HISD as planned for January/February 2019.

Your child’s current laptop is more than capable of meeting their academic goals and will continue to be supported until HISD can make the transition to the new laptop in the 2019-2020 school year. HISD understands the anticipation of your child and the campus receiving these new laptops and apologize for the delay in deployment.

Your child’s education is HISD’s number one priority. Please reach out to your local campus administrator if have any questions or concerns.


Rosa E. Hernandez
IT Director, PowerUp Leadership


Link to Original Letter: Laptop Phase II  Parent Letter.pdf