GCS Implements Standard School Supply List

For Immediate Release: June 11, 2018

Contact: Tina Firesheets (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

GCS Implements Standard School Supply List
Plan will give elementary parents an equitable
back-to-school shopping experience.

Greensboro, N.C. – As this school year comes to a close, preparations for the upcoming year are already underway including finding ways to use resources more effectively and to maintain consistency in classrooms.

One of the new initiatives for next year will do just that. GCS will implement a standard back-to-school supply list for grades K-5 beginning next year. The list was generated with the input of GCS teachers and includes essentials such as crayons, pencils, notebooks, scissors and tissues. Those who wish to give more can contribute to the classroom wish list, which includes other key items such as hand sanitizer and plastic zip-top bags.

The complete list for all elementary grades can be found here. The standard list will be shared with local retailers that sell school supplies, including Walmart, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Family Dollar, Staples, Office Max and Office Depot.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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