**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the uncertainty of what a GSTS Re-Launch will look like in the September. We are cautiously providing a supply list for our parent community. We fully understand and encourage you to re-use as many school supplies as possible from previous years. Many of our families have been hit by challenging financial situations during the pandemic and at GSTS, we don't want you worrying about very specific name brands that cost a lot of money. Do the best you can, we are in it together, and we'll make whatever reality we have, work in the fall.
Chris Turnbull, Principal
When planning for a successful year, please keep these basic necessities in mind to help your child be the best they can be. Although these items will not appear on your grade specific supply list below, your child does require these universal supplies to be the most successful at school:
- A backpack
- Indoor running shoes
- Lunch box
- Over-the-ear headphones (or earbuds in Grade 6-8)
- A wired mouse (a wired is preferred over a wireless)
- Winter gear - hat, boots, gloves, snow pants, winter coat
- Water bottle
To help parents through the madness of back to school shopping, Glendale Sciences and Technology School is providing parents a few options for buying their child’s grade specific school supplies.
- School Supplies List - A grade specific GSTS list will be shared directly to parents (below) and they can purchase the supplies at their own discretion.
- Local Red Deer Retailers - The same grade specific GSTS list will be supplied to local retailers (Staples, Walmart) and parents can purchase school supplies from them.
- School Start Program (https://schoolstart.ca/)
- This is a digital school supplies provider.
- It claims that parents can save money and valuable time over their summer holidays.
- Items are delivered to your door.
We hope these options provide the flexibility and convenience suitable for your child and family.
Students in grades 6-8 will also require a change of clothes for Phys. Ed. (shorts or sweats and a t-shirt) and a drawstring bag. Locks will be provided, but please be advised that lost locks will carry a $10 charge.
Please let the office know if you have any questions. We look forward to another successful year at Glendale Sciences and Technology School.