Here is our back-to-school essentials checklist, from preschool to college. This should cover the basics and some.

Preschool

  1. 1 art smock
  2. Change of clothes for spills or accidents
  3. 2 freezer packs for lunch boxes
  4. 1 lunch bag or lunch box
  5. Packaged hand wipes
  6. Packaged snacks (healthy dried fruits or nuts)
  7. Plastic crayon keeper or box to store craft projects
  8. Plastic drink container with flip top to stop spills before they happen
  9. Pocket tissue packs
  10. Resealable gallon-sized plastic bags for taking home craft projects
  11. Shoes with slip-proof soles to prevent hallway spills
  12. Small umbrella

Elementary School

  1. 1 art smock
  2. 1 backpack large enough to fit a lunch box, folders, and supplies
  3. 1 box of crayons (16-count)
  4. 1 pack of washable markers (8-count)
  5. 1 bottle of glue (8 ounces)
  6. 4 glue sticks
  7. 2 freezer packs for lunch boxes
  8. Packaged hand wipes (slip them into lunch boxes for wiping dirty hands before snack time)
  9. Hooded waterproof jacket for drizzly days on the playground
  10. 1 large pink eraser
  11. 1 lunch bag or lunch box
  12. 4 No. 2 pencils
  13. Packaged snacks (healthy choices include pretzels, nuts—if allowed—and dried fruit)
  14. Plastic crayon keeper or box to store craft projects
  15. Plastic drink container with flip top to stop spills before they happen
  16. Plastic toolbox to store scissors, glue, and other supplies
  17. 4 folders with pockets
  18. Pocket tissue packs
  19. 1 pair of safety scissors
  20. Shoes with slip-proof soles to prevent playground accidents
  21. 1 small pencil sharpener
  22. Small umbrella
  23. Resealable gallon-sized plastic bags for taking home craft projects

Middle School

  1. Agenda or planner to keep track of homework assignments
  2. Backpack
  3. Binder dividers
  4. 1 binder per subject
  5. Compass (one without a sharp metal point will be the safest)
  6. 1 folder per subject for handouts
  7. 2 highlighters in different colors
  8. 1 pack of No. 2 pencils (12-count)
  9. Loose-leaf paper (wide-ruled)
  10. Pens
  11. Protractor
  12. Ruler
  13. Mini stapler
  14. 1 three-subject spiral notebook
  15. Zip drive or USB drive to save work done on home and school computers

High School

  1. Agenda or planner to keep track of homework assignments
  2. Backpack
  3. Binder dividers
  4. 1 binder per subject
  5. 1 folder per subject for handouts
  6. Calculator, if allowed
  7. 2 highlighters in different colors
  8. 1 pack of No. 2 pencils (12-count)
  9. Loose-leaf paper (college-ruled or wide-ruled)
  10. 2 packages of 1/4-inch graph paper
  11. Pens
  12. Ruler
  13. Mini stapler
  14. 1 three- or five-subject spiral notebook
  15. Zip drive or USB drive to save work done on home and school computers

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College

  1. Adhesive page markers
  2. Backpack or Messenger bag or Rucksack
  3. Binders/Folders/Notebooks
  4. Calculator
  5. Flash drive
  6. Highlighters
  7. Hole punch
  8. Index cards
  9. Laptop
  10. Pens/pencils
  11. Printer
  12. Stapler
  13. Student planner

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