2016-17 School Supply lists
Last Updated: 6-14-2016
Click on the appropriate school to view its recommended supply list.
Please note: Some schools are still in the process of evaluating their supply lists. Other lists may change over the summer so please review this list again before the start of the school year.
It is not necessary for Pre-K parents to purchase school supplies. More information will be provided at Open House.
Please review tips and guidelines for backpack use in our district.
From the Student/Parent Handbook:
Book bags made entirely out of clear plastic or nylon mesh are the
only type allowed in Effingham County schools. Book bags made of
other materials will be confiscated, including athletic bags and
other such accessory bags and cases.
If a student or parent becomes concerned with the weight of a book
bag or backpack, the first step should be to review the backpack
safety information distributed by the school system to determine if
the book bag is the correct type and is being used correctly. (See the above link.)
If it is determined that the student is wearing the book
bag correctly and carrying only the necessary items and the book
bag still weighs more than 20% of the child’s body weight, make
appointment to meet with the student’s teacher(s). (Note: middle
and high school students may wish to consult directly with the
principal.) If, after meeting with the teacher, it is determined that
the student is following the correct guidelines for carrying the book
bag properly and safely and it still weighs more than 20% of the
child’s body weight, make an appointment with the principal to
discuss the use of an acceptable rolling book bag. If the principal
approves the use of a rolling book bag, the rolling book bag must
be inspected and approved by the principal prior to using it. If the
school principal does not approve the use of a rolling book bag,
students and parents may request a hearing with the school
system’s hardship committee.
Parents may also request to
purchase home sets of textbooks so their child does not have to
carry textbooks back and forth to school. A request form for
purchasing textbooks is available at each school. As a safety issue,
parents are asked to keep children from hanging items, such as
stuffed animals or long ribbons, from their book bags. Parents are
also asked to adjust the length (cutting off excess, if necessary) of
straps and drawstrings so that there are no long, dangling pieces.
These items are prone to get caught in the doors and seats of
buses and could cause injury.