the middle school my daughter will be going to this year finally posted their supply list. i have never seen one so vaguebefore. things like pencils, pens, loose leaf paper i get not specifying the amount. items like notebooks & flash drives however....... her list simple says flash drive but it doesn't say what size. she's just starting middle school, i have no idea what classes she'll be using the flash drive in nor how much storage space she'll need. then theirs the notebooks,one subject spiral notebooks & composition books. but how many does she need of each? one for every class? the notebooks aren't an issue for us since i always stock up on spiral & composition when they are on clearance after school starts. but i know not all parents do such & buy everything right before school starts. how are they supposed to do their shopping without knowing how much to get?
not sure if this is a typical list for the school or if it's just vague because they are "discombobulated" this summer. the school is being remodeled so the office staff is working at the high school & from what i saw when i dropped off my daughter's paperwork the other day they aren't very organized.
do any of your children have vague supply lists?