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Hello AVID Families –

We are excited to start the 2017-2018 school year…hope you are ready to work like a captain and play like a Pirate!

Here’s what THE SCHOOL provides for you:

  • 2 inch binder
  • 1 pencil pouch
  • 1 pack of dividers
  • 2 pencils
  • 1 pen
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 eraser
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 planner

Here’s what YOU need to provide for yourself for the AVID Elective:

  • 1 single subject spiral (preferably college ruled)
  • 1 pack looseleaf notebook paper (preferably college ruled)
  • replacement materials – YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE PAPER, 2 PENCILS, 1 PEN, AND 1 HIGHLIGHTER AT ALL TIMES
  • sheet protectors (highly recommended but not required)

Generic items suggested to have for use in any class:

  • 1 pack colored pencils
  • 1 sharpie
  • 1 glue stick
  • headphones (worn with teacher permission only)

We know the binder can get pretty big, BUT if you keep it organized and carry only what you need, it is very doable AND helpful. Don’t put all your extras in your binder or backpack – leave them at home until you need them. Don’t carry 8 million pens, pencils, markers, etc – just carry a few. Don’t have extra spirals – only the ones you are required to have for your classes. Don’t keep all your doodles and scrap paper in your binder – clean it out once a week. Don’t hold onto unnecessary items – talk to your teachers about which assignments are kept in the binder, which are kept in a file at home (for EOC prep at the end of the year), and which can be tossed. Remember, every item has a home, so make sure it gets there!

Treat your binder like a symbol of your education…if it’s important to you, work on it, use it, improve it, and take it seriously!

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