School Supplies

Every year the Northshore School District evaluates the list of needed school supplies for students to bring.  In recent years we have worked to reduce the amount of money and time parents spend purchasing items, while still providing those basics needed for academic success.  This year, as we start in an online format in the midst of a pandemic, that task seems even more important.

At this time we ask that all students have at their disposal writing utensils (pens and/or pencils) paper for note taking, and a way to organize their subjects.  This last item can be a series of bins or boxes, a notebook, an accordion folder, or some other way in which students can learn and practice keeping track of important work.  We also request that elementary students have crayons and/or colored markers, glue sticks, and scissors.  In addition to paper and pencils, middle and high school students may need additional items, such as highlighters.  Check your school’s website, or look for their guidance in newsletters and parent communication in the coming days.  Specific classes in middle and high school, like art, may also have additional items that will be used for specific experiences throughout the year.

For 18 years, many of our families have received a little extra help with school supplies, and that assistance will continue this year. The Northshore Schools Foundation has collected, organized, and distributed school supplies to families who have needed them.  We want to thank NSF as well as the many businesses, families, and individuals who have contributed. If you need financial support for school supplies, please use this request form from the Northshore Schools Foundation. Visit this link if you would like to contribute to their school supply drive.

NOTE: SCHOOL SUPPLIES DURING ONLINE LEARNING - See below for lists by grade level. We understand that the beginning of this school year looks differently than in past school years. Please do not feel obligated to purchase all of these items right away. Our posted school supply lists are designed to meet student needs when we are in person. While we are learning virtually, most assignments will be completed virtually and online as well. However, we know that purchasing school supplies can put your child in the frame of mind that school is beginning. We leave this fully up to each family. It is important to us that these items not create a burden on family budgets.