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Back to School




School starts on August 14 and we are excited to welcome back students. For a list of back to school dates and times, please visit here. As you prepare for the 2019-2020 school year, we understand purchasing school supplies is on your to-do list. In accordance with the Nebraska Constitution and state and federal law, Omaha Public Schools provides free public education to all students. This generally means the district provides the supplies needed for instruction at no cost to students. This would include textbooks, pencils, glue, scissors, paper, notebooks, etc. For this reason, we do not provide a required school supplies list. However, if you enjoy shopping for back to school items we have provided a suggested list of commonly needed school supplies. We advise contacting your school and/or child’s teacher for specific questions related to school supplies. 

Elementary School items to donate to the class
#2 pencils with erasers
Pencil box
Notebook paper
Pocket folders
Glue sticks
Colored pencils

Middle School
Spiral notebooks
#2 pencils with erasers
Handheld pencil sharpener
Pocket folders

High School
#2 pencils
Colored pencils
Pocket folders
Spiral notebook college ruled
3-ring binder

Specialty items to donate to the class
Boxes of Kleenex
Hand sanitizer – pump dispensers
Sticky notes – a variety of colors and sizes
Clorox wipes

Backpack or book bag
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