BOOK ORDER INFORMATION
Junior High families are responsible for securing the required books for their students. SVC will only be providing books which are not readily available to the public-at-large.
The following information will guide you through the Junior High book process.
How will I know which books my Junior High child needs? You will need two documents to identify the required texts, workbooks and novels for your student:
ISBN List – Every book is assigned a unique identification number, called the ISBN. Click here to access the ISBN list for the 2019-2020 Jr. High books.
Student Course List – The courses your student will be taking are shown on the schedule page you received in the mail. You may also access the course list online through your ParentsWeb portal beginning July 1st.
Where can I find the books I need to purchase for my student? There are a number of wonderful online sites where you may secure books, both new and used. Some of the most popular include amazon.com, abebooks.com, classroom.follettlearning.com and ecampus.com.
I entered the title of one of my child’s books and it came up with several different ISBN’s. Can I use any of them? We strongly recommend that you only purchase books with the precise ISBN’s listed on our document. Even the slightest deviation in numbers can put your student at a disadvantage. Your book search will be much more effective if you input the actual ISBN rather than the book name.
Is there a book search/price comparison site I can go to? Yes – www.directtextbook.com is a clearinghouse which shows availability and pricing for a number of booksellers. As with all of the other sites, it is important to input the precise ISBN listed on our document.
In looking at my child’s course list, I see a course which I may want to have changed. Should I purchase to book for that class? Since course changes are not guaranteed, you may want to prepare for the possibility that your child will remain in the classes listed on the enclosed grid. Be sure to understand your bookseller’s return policy before purchasing something which you may send back.
What if I want to request a course change? SVC makes every effort to fulfill class course requests. However, there are a number of factors which may prohibit such a change (e.g., the request is at odds with where a student is in his/her course progression, the requested change won’t “fit” into the student’s schedule, the requested new class may already be full). If you would like to have one of your child’s courses changed, follow the instructions noted below under “Course Change Requests Over Summer.”
NOTE: Change requests will be reviewed over the summer, but changes may not be made until August. All requests will be reviewed in the order they are received. The last day to request a schedule change is Tuesday, August 20th, 3:00 pm.
Students will need classroom supplies and books on the first day of class. Refer to the supply lists below to be properly prepared on the first day. Click the appropriate links:
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)
Click here to access the BYOD flyer with specific requirements. SVC has partnered with Diversity IT to provide our school families with affordable refurbished Apple devices, as well as Dell laptops. SVC has also partnered with Apple Education to offer discounted new products to our school families. Visit the link for more information or contact Ashley Fitch, Director of Information Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COURSE CHANGE REQUESTS OVER SUMMER
Change requests may be submitted at any time over the summer.
Each request will be reviewed and placed in the order it was received; however, changes to the schedule may not take place until August.
To request a change, email Laura Rutman, email@example.com, and include the following information:
Name of student and a parent email contact/phone number
Name of class requesting to drop
Name of class requesting to add
Reason for the change
The last day to request schedule changes is Tuesday, August 20th, 3:00 pm. Requests received after that date will not be considered.
Course changes are not guaranteed. You may want to prepare for the possibility that your child will remain in the classes listed on his/her schedule and purchase the book(s) for those courses. Be sure to understand your bookseller’s return policy before purchasing something you may wish to send back.
Students must attend the classes listed on their schedule until they receive notification from the Academic Advisitn Office or a schedule change.