Supplies & Devices

All Northshore Virtual Program students have access to a District device: iPads for grades K-1 and Chromebooks for grades 2-12.

In an effort to ensure equitable access to school supplies, reduce the amount of money and time parents spend purchasing items for school, and promote academic success for every student, the School Supply Advisory Committee developed the following expectations:

  • School supplies are requested but not required.
  • Teachers may also request additional supplies for their individual classrooms.
  • Items marked with an asterisk(*) may be pooled into classroom resources for all students.
  • If purchasing school supplies creates a financial hardship, please contact our and supplies will be provided.
  • Exceptions to this list may be made for students in special education programs.
  • Information about the School Supply Advisory Committee recommendations
  • PDF download
  • Want to donate supplies? Visit the Northshore Schools Foundation to learn more.

For elementary students, helpful supplies include, but are not limited to:

  • a headset
  • a small dry erase whiteboard
  • dry erase whiteboard markers
  • pencils
  • crayons, colored markers or colored pencils
  • scissors
  • glue
  • loose leaf paper or notebooks

For secondary students, helpful supplies include, but are not limited to:

  • a headset
  • pencils
  • pens
  • notebooks

Please note, we also hope to offer some supply pick-ups after the school year starts for materials such as curriculum workbooks and/or note-taking tools.

Laptops, Devices and Internet Access

If you were unable to pick up your student’s Northshore School District supported computing device at one of our device pick-up events, and would still like one, please complete the form at and indicate your need along with some possible pickup times that work for you. A District technician will contact you to make arrangements for obtaining the device. Families must fill out a device use agreement to receive a district-issued device.

If you need internet access, we encourage you to look into the special programs offered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Comcast, and Ziply to provide affordable internet access to homes. 

Technology Support

Need technology assistance? Our Student & Family Technology Support can help with district-issued device or technology.