Elementary School Supplies For 2021

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has developed a common list of recommended personal use items for students in Kindergarten-grade 3 and grades 4-8.  This list of supplies is strictly voluntary.


School supplies cannot be shared between students in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. Supplies should be labelled and stored in a pencil case (or a resealable plastic bag) for student’s personal use. Parents are encouraged to check with their child and replenish supplies as needed. The school will have supplies available for students who do not bring their own. 


As we will be focussing on keeping all supplies with students at their desk, parents who choose to send supplies do not need to send all items at the same time, but rather use the items to replenish throughout the year.

Kindergarten to Grade 3

Grade 4 to Grade 8

Pencil case or a resealable plastic bag 

Pencil case or a resealable plastic bag 

12 pencils 

12 pencils

2 erasers (preferably white)

2 erasers (preferably white)

1 package of coloured markers

1 package of coloured markers

1 package of coloured pencils

1 package of coloured pencils

1 package of crayons

2 highlighters


3 ballpoint pens

1 metric ruler (30cm, clear plastic)

1 metric ruler (30cm, clear plastic)

1 pair of blunt scissors

1 pair of blunt scissors

2 glue sticks

2 glue sticks


Calculator


1 geometry set


6 duotangs


2 packages of 3-hole lined refill paper


3 binders and binder dividers


What other items should my child bring to school this year? 


School Supplies

School supplies are always a big part of back to school preparation. In order to reduce the risks of transmission, we continue to encourage students to bring as few items into the classroom as possible. Although some children will want to bring other items and toys from home, we are asking all families to keep these special items home. Here are a few tips for families:

  • School supplies are voluntary. The school will have supplies available for students. We know that some families prefer to purchase them, and if so, this voluntary supply list provides an idea of the kinds of supplies that are used by grade.
  • School supplies cannot be shared between students in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If a student brings supplies, they should be labelled and stored in a pencil case (or a resealable plastic bag) for personal use.
  • Students will be keeping all supplies at their desk. If you choose to send supplies, keep it to a minimum and replenish throughout the year

Masks

  • In the OCDSB, masks are mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Students are required to wear a non-medical or cloth masks indoors in school, including in hallways, during classes and on school transportation vehicles. 
  • All students are strongly encouraged to wear masks outdoors, especially when physical distancing cannot be safely maintained.
  • Due to possible safety issues, we advise against children wearing a lanyard for their mask.
  • Students will have an opportunity for “mask breaks'' when outdoors and physical distancing can safely be maintained. Please continue practicing mask wearing with your child. 

A Backpack and lunch….During nutrition breaks 

  • Students from kindergarten-grade 8 will eat in their classroom with their class cohort; food sharing is not permitted.
  • Students should bring their own utensils and water bottles.
  • Please send items that students can manage independently. Practice before school starts.
  • All empty food containers and garbage are to be taken back home with the student. Try to bring a waste-free lunch if possible.

Refillable water bottle

  • Please bring a full refillable water bottle to school each day. Water bottle refill stations will be available to students
  • Water drinking fountains will be closed.

Outdoor Learning, and Recess 

  • Start with one pair of shoes that are appropriate for indoor and outdoor use. Indoor shoes are not required at this time.  This will be revisited as the weather changes.
  • As students will be spending a greater amount of time outdoors (opportunities for outdoor learning, physical education classes and recess), students should be prepared for varying weather conditions (sunhat, jacket etc.).  On rainy days, boots and an extra pair of socks is also a good idea!

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