Each student is responsible for the condition of the textbooks and/or CDs that have been checked out to him or her. If a textbook is lost or damaged, a fee will be placed on the student's account. Any student who has an outstanding obligation to the school for textbook fees will not receive his or her schedule during the summer months for the following year.
To cut down on the chances of being assessed damages, students need to avoid bending bindings on books when placing them in a locker or dropping books on the floor. Textbooks are heavy and if the spine breaks, a charge will be assessed. Students will also be assessed for any writing in the textbook.
If a student is missing a textbook, he or she can check his or her student account online to see of the textbook has been turned in to the library. Students may also come to the library and talk to someone at the circulation desk about the lost item. If the missing item does NOT appear on his or her account, the textbook has been turned in to the library.
Should a student need an additional textbook while a book is missing, he or she may check out an additional textbook, but will be held accountable for both items.
Due to the large number of students in our building, we are not able to honor parent requests for duplicate sets of textbooks. You may receive a second set of books if you have an IEP or a 504 plan that specifies such a requirement based on a disability.
There are outlets that you may purchase new or used textbooks. Follett Publishers sells both new and used textbooks as well as Amazon and Alibris.
You may also buy them directly from the publishers. The Prairie textbook list is located here.
Some of our textbooks are available in CD. Students may check these out from the library.