Students in grades 5-12 should be supplied with paper, pens, pencils and one or more notebooks and a binder or organizer.
Backpacks, rolling backpacks, satchels, and briefcases are allowed. Students are discouraged from overloading these items. Staff, when requested, can assist students in determining what is essential to carry and what can be left in their lockers or at home.
To ensure the safety of all students and staff, all methods of materials storage (like backpacks) are subject to administrative search where a reasonable suspicion of contraband exists. Anyone objecting to this policy may opt to refrain from bringing storage items to campus.
No student will be excluded from an academic activity for lack of materials or supplies. However, students who deliberately arrive to class unprepared or abuse school provided materials are subject to disciplinary action.
Regular supplies are sufficient. Students and parents are actively discouraged from providing and/or bringing materials or supplies that are expensive when a similar item at lesser cost would achieve the same goal. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.