School Supplies

General Guide

Dayton Public Schools offers the following list as a general guide to what school supplies will be required. Please check with your child's individual school for specific items. We also will post school supply lists to each school's website as we receive them. 

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(1) Backpack or bag
(1) Pack of washable markers
(1) Extra pair of clothes (please label)
(1) Bottle of glue
(3) Clear or white glue sticks
(2) Containers of baby wipes
(4) Large, fat pencils with erasers
(1) Box of 24 crayons
(1) Large eraser
(1) Box of tissues
(1) Box of sandwich-size plastic bags
(1) Pair of blunt scissors

First through third grades
(1) Backpack or bag
(1) School box
(1) Pack of markers (8 count)
(1) Box of colored pencils (12 count)
(3) Packs of #2 pencils (12 count, yellow)
(2) Packs of pencil eraser tops (12 count)
(1) Box of crayons (24 count)
(1) Pair of scissors
(2) Clear or white glue sticks
(1) Bottle of glue
(2) Boxes of tissue
(2) Rolls of paper towels
(2) Twin pocket folders with fasteners
(2) One-subject, wide-rule spiral notebook
(1) Pack of wide-ruled, loose-leaf paper

Fourth and fifth grades
(5) Folders – 1 of each following colors: red, blue, green, yellow, orange
(3) Composition books
Math protractor
Math compass
Small 3-ring binder
Colored pencils
Pair of scissors
Glue sticks
Graph paper
Pack of markers (8 count)

Sixth through eighth grades
#2 pencils
Erasers (pencil top)
Lined notebook paper
(3) Spiral notebooks
(2) 3-ring binders
(1) Pack of 3 ½ x 5” note cards
Colored pencils
(1) Highlighter – red pen
Graphing paper
Pair of scissors
(1) Package – 5-tab dividers
(5) Folders – different colors

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