Again this September c̓əsqənelə Elementary, is charging a flat fee of $55 per child (planner included). This flat fee of $55 per child will cover ALL personal school supplies (planner included) that each child will need for the school year. For most families this means one payment, once a year, to take care of all their child(ren)’s personal school supply needs.
This flat fee will ensure that school supplies bought for all students:
- Are the appropriate learning supplies for the grade level
- Are of good quality and will last the year
- Are cost effective
- Will eliminate the “hassle” factor many families experience struggling to find required supplies
- Will help to reduce visible inequalities with regards to student socio economic situations by ensuring everyone has the consistent and comparable learning materials
How will this process work?
Classroom teachers will bulk order the required student school supplies in May and through out the year as needed. Supplies will be delivered to the school in August and will be ready for use when children arrive in September. Teachers will ensure that students have the school supplies children require through out the school year. If a child leaves part way through the year they will be provided with supplies to take with them for their new school.
Any families with additional questions about this process, or who are concerned about financial hardship, are encouraged to speak with their classroom teacher directly for assistance.
Classroom teachers will request school supply money in September once new classrooms have been established.