I'm curious how your middle schools handle supplies lists. Do they still publish a school wide/grade wide list of required supplies, or does each teacher request his or her own supplies? Are students expected to have their supplies when school starts, or do they receive their supplies lists on the first day? I'm assuming as middle school teachers, you are not self-contained, so I'm wondering what your supply list usually looks like. My school decided to use the same supply list they used last year, which means for the second year in a row I won't have any input. This makes me slightly uncomfortable because that means I'll have to send home supplies requests to parents who think they're finished shopping.