5. Remember That School Supplies for High School and College Are a Little Different
If you’re used to the detailed school supplies list from the younger grades, you’ll find that high school supplies and college supplies are a bit different. In addition to basics like notebooks and folders, your child will likely come home with a syllabus from each teacher with a suggested high school supply list. These items may include a calculator or flash drive to store their work.
Upper-level grades may have partially online assignments, so you might want your child to have their own laptop. Better yet, students can connect handwritten notes to popular cloud services with a Rocketbook digital notebook.
College students will need to prepare a bit more than students in younger grades including getting a quality laptop and the tech essentials that go along with it. Academic calendars and day planners are also increasingly important for college students to manage their assignments. If your student is moving to a college campus, you may even consider some dorm furniture, such as an ergonomic chair for long study hours.
6. Consider Going Online for Any Last-Minute Items You Missed
While it may be a lot more fun to do your back-to-school shopping in the store, it can get crowded — especially when many families tackle their school supplies list at the last minute. Check out our Back-to-School supplies page to shop by grade and find everything your child needs to help make this their best school year yet!
A great option for back-to-school season is to shop items that you can buy online, pick up in-store or curbside. You can add all your back-to-school essentials to your online cart, purchase using the “Store Pickup” option, then head to your selected store location to pick them up. The free service comes with a 20-minute pickup promise, meaning your order will be ready for pickup in 20 minutes or less.
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