School supplies

High school students

High school students are encouraged to purchase basic supplies (paper, pens, pencils, etc.) before the first day of school. Teachers will let students know which specific supplies they need.

Elementary and middle school students

For the 2021-22 school year, schools have been given the option to use the district list or provide their own. 

We recommend that you check the school supply page on your school’s website to see what your school requires before making purchases.

Note: Additional supplies may be requested by the teacher during the year for special projects.


GISD Elementary School Supply List 21-22

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  1. #2 pencils, 24-count

  2. 2 packs of 8-count washable markers (one for art and one for classroom)

  3. 2 boxes of 24-count Crayons

  4. 1 package of Expo dry erase markers with erasers

  5. Large glue sticks (6)

  6. Scissors

  7. Folder with pockets and brads (4)

  8. 1 package of white or manila construction paper

  9. 1 package of colored construction paper

  10. Large box of facial tissue (2)

  11. Shoe size plastic storage bin with a lid (13.75 x 8 x 4 inches)

  12. 1 set of headphones/earbuds in a baggie (labeled with student name)

  13. 12 oz. bottles of hand sanitizer (2)

  14. Personal water bottle

Specific items

  • Girls: 1 box of Ziploc sandwich bags
  • Boys: 1 box of Ziploc gallon-size bags
  • Grades PreK-1: MEAD Primary Journal K-2 (2)
  • Grades 2-5:
    • Notebook paper, wide-ruled (1)
    • Composition/Spiral notebook, wide-ruled (4)