Purchasing & Supply Ordering
The process for ordering supplies will be similar to last year, with two different paths depending on the nature of the supplies. For those traditional teacher supplies (Tools for Teaching) we have ordered each year, orders will be placed directly into the Ed-Data portal. For student supplies (Tools for Learning) the Google form will be the way to order (see below). Read the explanation memo. We will place a large order on July 1, 2019 which will allow for classroom delivery prior to the start of the school year. Supplies that are ordered after June 30 might not arrive in time for the new school year. Orders placed after June 30 are not guaranteed to arrive by the start of school; please allow several weeks for delivery.
Requests for traditional teacher supplies for next year will be made through the Ed-Data system. Most elementary school teachers have an allocation of $150 and Junior High and High School teachers have an allocation of $50. Your username and password will remain the same as it was last year. For these type of supplies, ordering is expected to be completed prior to September 2019. The website is Ed-Data (http://edsiq.ed-data.com/login). You received a message from Ed-Data last week indicating that the system is ready for 2019-2020 school year ordering.
Ordering Teacher Supplies: Tools for Teaching
Ordering Student Supplies: Tools for Learning
The District remains committed to the provision of the “Tools for Learning” for all of our students. We know that families are often frustrated by the financial burden and the difficulty in meeting the different requests of multiple teachers. Easing the stress and burden of providing school supplies helps our community.
In most situations, workers aren't expected to bring their own office supplies to work. Work supplies are usually provided to employees. Pens, pencils, paper, computers, and other supplies are typically provided at work, such as a school system provides its teachers. Having classroom supplies for our students is similar to this.
As we prepare for our third year of Tools for Learning, we are making some adjustments that we think can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the initiative:
Grade-levels and departments are asked to develop common requests which would be placed by the leader. The window for these orders will be May 14 - June 30.
We will place a large order on July 1, 2019 which will allow for classroom delivery prior to the start of the school year. Orders placed after June 30 are not guaranteed to arrive by the start of school; please allow several weeks for delivery.
The basic idea is to have classroom sets of all materials and supplies so that students have them when they need them. This does not mean issuing all supplies to students at the beginning of the year, although some things such as binders, folders, pencil boxes, etc., might be issued at the beginning of the year.