What supplies or technology are needed for a successful class?
Discuss supplies and tech needs including computer licenses and programs with your Class Coordinator when planning and scheduling a class. If you prefer to purchase supplies discuss a class budget in advance, as supply and IT costs need to be included in class tuition.
What supplies are available for me to request?
We buy supplies in bulk, and basic classroom supplies available for pick‐up at the Saturday Academy office. This includes, but is not limited to, items such as: Pencils, Paper, Index Cards, Post‐It Notes, Glue, Tape, Rulers, Scissors, Protractors, Compasses, Calculators, Markers, Permanent Markers, Dry Erase Markers, Sheet Protectors, Composition Books, 2‐Pocket Folders and Rubber Bands.
We have limited quantities of specialty equipment such as: Science Kits, Robotics Kits, First Aid Kits, Microscopes, Laptops, Camcorders, Wacom Tablets, Digital Cameras, Digital Projectors, Webcams, Tripods, Headphones and Microphones.
How do I request supplies, software or technology for my class?
Please request your supplies, software or technology needs through your Classes Coordinator when scheduling a class. Email our IT Associate with technical questions. We recommend testing all software in advance, schedule a time with our IT Associate to test software remotely or in-person before your class.
No later than 1 month before the start of your class, check the "supply status" on your instructor dashboard and mark "Confirmed by instructor" if correct or "change requested" if changes need to be made. Add changes in the supply and software fields. If changes are possible, SA Operations staff will then mark "Confirmed by SA." If the request is not possible, SA will follow up by email with questions or concerns.
I need a really specialized item for my class that you probably don’t have at your offices. Can I get it?
Be sure to discuss any specialized items with your Class Coordinator and include them in your supply list; you’d be surprised what we have! If we don’t have the item, we can place an order. Contact your Classes Coordinator no later than 1 month prior to class with as much detail as possible (link preferred).
How should I make copies for my class?
For virtual classes, work with your Coordinator to upload copies to your Moodle classroom or Google Drive where students will then have the option to print them out or use them digitally. If print outs are mandatory, work with your Classes Coordinator at least 2 weeks in advance of class to print and ship copies to students. Do not expect students to have access to paper and printer on the day class starts. This must be worked out in advance.
How should I return supplies?
Return all equipment and supply kits clean, organized and ready to use by the next instructor. Clearly note any equipment or kit that is broken, missing parts or needs restocking.