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How to place an order

How do we order curriculum?
  1. Look at Rainbow Resources first. We order everything from them if they carry the item. Only check the other providers if the item you need is not available at Rainbow Resources. In that case, choose from one of the providers on the approved vendor list.
    Textbook Warehouse
    Scholastic.Com
    Home Training Tools
    Teaching Textbooks
    Young Scientist Club
    Singapore Math: Can only be ordered from their website....not Rainbow Resources
    Evan Moor
    Institute for Excellence in Writing
    All About Learning
    Write Shop
    Learning Things
    Dynamic Literacy
    Jackris Publishing
    Geography MAtters
    Learning A-Z
    Heinman
    Delta (Science in a Nutshell)

  2. Download the ordering form (attached) and fill it in.
  3. Put the items in a cart, and print out the cart contents.
  4. Give both documents to Kelsey or email them to kelsey.rollinger@mead354.org
If you have trouble downloading and uploading documents, we are happy to teach you how to do it. Submitting the order in this form saves everyone a lot of work, and therefore, orders can be placed and filled more quickly. 

Please remember that the district cannot reimburse families or instructors for materials they purchase with their own money. Remember that the $500 curriculum allotment per student includes the cost of shipping. Each family is responsible for charges beyond their allotment. Please be careful.

Which curriculum is approved for purchase?
 
The curriculum allotment is designed to support curriculum materials for the current years. These include textbooks, trade books, educational CDs and DVDs, subscriptions to online learning products; math manipulatives that still function if a few small pieces are lost such as pattern blocks or unit blocks;
 
We cannot purchase supplies that are consumable, with the exception of workbooks.This includes kits that could lose small pieces and then not be available for other students. We cannot purchase coloring books or art supplies, We also cannot purchase items that would normally be included on a "classroom supply list". such as paper, notebooks and pencils.
 
All materials we purchase must be those that COULD be used in a public school, meaning that they show a diversity of opinions and viewpoints and are secular.
 
In particular, items we cannot purchase and providers that we cannot use include:
Learning Language Arts Through Literature; Apologia; Horizons; Bob Jones; Abeka; Alpha Omega; Prima Latin; Lego's kits

What about science kits?

Families may order secular science kits that are COMPLETELY CONSUMABLE such as the Young Scientist Club Kits or specimens for dissection.  We cannot order Lego's or K'nex or similar kits for science.
Families may also order science materials kits that are COMPLETELY NON-CONSUMABLE...such as a model of the human heart. These materials will be returned at the end of the school year. 

What about off-site classes like piano, karate or CYT?

We offer a wide variety of  such classes on-site as clubs, but we are NOT able to pay for off-site vendors.