Springfield Public Schools to Provide School Supplies for Students Up to Grade 5

Springfield Public Schools announced that all students from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5 will have their school supplies provided for them by the district.

Students who are enrolled in the in-person option will get their supplies on the first day in the classroom. Virtual learning students will receive information from the schools for when parents can pick up the supplies.

“With our families facing so much uncertainty as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, SPS chose to take this step to provide additional resources and support,” Dr. John Jungmann said in a statement. “As we prepare to resume learning on August 24, we want our families to know we care about them and we are committed to serving them during these especially challenging times. The packaging of supplies for each student also supports our re-entry health guidelines, which limit the sharing of items as part of appropriate social distancing.”

The district will be providing the following:

PreK-Grade 2

  • 1 school supply box
  • 1 24-pack of sharpened pencils
  • 3 composition notebooks (writing, reading & math)
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of liquid glue
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 box of 24 crayons
  • 1 pink eraser
  • 1 8-pack of washable markers
  • 4 pocket folders

Grades 3-5

  • 1 school supply box
  • 1 24-pack of sharpened pencils
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 12-pack of colored pencils
  • 3 composition notebooks (writing, reading & math)
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of liquid glue
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 pink eraser
  • 1 8-pack of washable markers
  • 4 pocket folders

The district says that any supplies already purchased by families can be used in the home learning setting.

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