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School Supplies for 2020-2021

School Supply Lists by Grade for 2020-2021
This is the image for the news article titled School Supply Lists by Grade for 2020-2021Click on the grades below for the supply list for the coming school year.
Vincent Massey School - Supply List ELP.pdf
Vincent Massey School - Supply List Kindergarten.pdf
Vincent Massey School - Supply List Grade 1.pdf
Vincent Massey School - Supply List Grade 2.pdf
Vincent Massey School - Supply List Grade 3.pdf
Vincent Massey School - Supply List Grade 4.pdf
Vincent Massey School - Supply List Grade 5.pdf
Vincent Massey School - Supply List Grade 6.pdf


Please note, to benefit from early bird prices with School Start, place orders before August 1st. After that date orders will have a $5 late charge applied.

Here is the letter to families sent out in June.
Vincent Massey School (Medicine Hat) - 2020 Home Delivery - Parent Letter.pdf

What will it cost to purchase school supplies for my child in ELP/K-6?
Our goal is to ensure that there is a consistent cost and school supply expectation across the Division. School supply lists across the division will all fall into the following price ranges: 
ELP/Kindergarten  $40 - $45
Grades 1-3   $50 - $55
Grades 4-6   $55 - $60

What is School Start?
School Start is an online retailer that offers convenient, competitively priced school supplies. Kits can be customized to meet unique family needs and orders can be shipped directly to the home or to the school. There is an option for families to donate $5, $10 or $15 funds to the school, 100% of each donation will be used for students.

School start donates 10% of total revenue back to the school to be used for programming.

Do I have to purchase supplies online through School Start?
No. Families are encouraged to shop at any retail outlet that meets their needs.  School Start is meant to provide families with a convenient, competitively priced option to purchase school supplies online; orders can be shipped directly to the home.

What if the cost of supplies is a concern for me?
Please connect with your child’s teacher or school administration if the cost of school supplies will be a concern for you.

Do I have to purchase all new school supplies?
No. Many families will have school supplies left over from previous years, you are only asked to purchase items from the list that you don’t have.

Will students need school supplies for eLearning at home? 
Yes. Although we are hopeful that students will be back to school full time, there is a chance that students may be required to do some eLearning at home and will need to have access to school supplies.

Why do I have to purchase school supplies for my child, when I have not had to in the past?
We understand that this change is not ideal for families and worked to ease this transition by creating accessible, cost effective options for families.

Historically schools charged a yearly fee/child for supplies and then provided all necessary item in the classroom. Government regulations changed in 2017, and school divisions were very restricted on what they could collect for school fees to cover the costs of supplies. In the past four years, the source of previous fee revenue paid by parents was replaced with grant funding. As of the 2020-2021 school year, that source of grant funding is no longer available and the cost needs to be covered by families. Schools are permitted to charge extra curricular fees to students that choose to participate in sports, options classes or other extra curricular activities. All fees must continue to be approved by the Medicine Hat Public Board of Education.   


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