Teachers must register a day in advance for a specific day and time. Please bring your own shopping bags for an extra two points!
Who Can Shop?
Full-time classroom teachers who are employed by the WS/FC school system and Public charter school teachers, with a paid membership are allowed visit up to four times per school year, but no more than once per quarter. Administrators, central office personnel, curriculum coordinators, teacher assistants, and other similar staff members cannot shop at the Warehouse; however, teaching coaches, P.E. teachers, Art teachers, and Media specialists are permitted to shop.
When Can I Shop?
The Warehouse is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 PM (on scheduled school days), and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Advance scheduling is required. Please note – if school or after-school activities are canceled due to inclement weather, the Warehouse will also be closed.
Where Is the Educator Warehouse?
It is located at 986 Hutton Street in a pod behind Diggs-Latham Elementary School near Peter’s Creek Parkway between Business 40 and I-40. Directions Please park in the Diggs Latham Elementary School parking lot and walk between the buildings following the signs to the Educator Warehouse.
What type of items are available at the Warehouse?
The Educator Warehouse is stocked with thousands of new and gently-used classroom supplies and teacher resources donated by the community and local businesses. Pencils, pens, crayons, markers, paper, spiral notebooks, binders, files, folders, lesson plan idea books, bulletin board decorations, name cards, giant picture books, math manipulatives, writing guides, science books, class decorations, and so much more! Supplies are intended for classroom use only. Is there a limit to what I can get? Yes. To ensure all WS/FCS classroom teachers have an opportunity to shop for these classroom supplies, each teacher is allowed to receive up to 25 points of merchandise per visit. All items in the Warehouse have a point value ranging from 1 – 15 points. Because supplies are limited, we ask teachers to please be mindful of other teachers’ needs when shopping. Please only take what is needed for your classroom for that quarter.
How many teachers can shop each day?
To keep from getting too crowded at any given time, we allow 20 teachers per hour to shop in the Warehouse. All teachers are asked to shop only during their designated hour, so be sure to arrive on time! Because there are a limited number of spots open for each day, please do not make a reservation if you are not a classroom teacher. To maximize your time consider pre-ordering basic supplies on the site. They will be waiting for you at check out.
How do I register to shop?
Create an account. Check your email for a link to activate your account. Come back to the site, click the shopping scheduler. Choose a date and submit your booking. Choose your date carefully as you only have one visit per quarter.
What do I do if I need to cancel or change my appointment?
If you must change or cancel your appointment, do so from the shopping scheduler page within 48 hours of your appointment. If you discover you are unable to shop on the day of your appointment, please email email@example.com to allow other teachers on the waiting list an opportunity to shop. Teachers who do not contact us within 24 hours before or after their appointment will forfeit their opportunity to shop for that quarter.
What do I do if I cannot get registration to work?
You must have a WS/FC school email address to register. Your account must also be activated. Please make sure you have confirmed your email address before contacting us. If you are a new teacher and do not have a WS / FC school email address yet, please call or email to schedule an appointment.
Can I come if I am not registered or if I am on the waiting list?
No, please do not. Shopping visits are by appointment only. We cannot take teachers who have not registered or who are on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and an opening becomes available, you will receive confirmation of registration. If you are on the waiting list and want to register for a different time or day, please cancel your registration before registering for another time.
What do I need to bring with me when I shop?
Please bring your WS/FCS ID badge. There’s no need to bring any money since everything is FREE! Bringing your own bags will earn you an extra two points to shop with!
How many points do I get online?
Each teacher is allowed 25 points to shop online.
What if I do not use all my points online?
You are allowed to shop inside the warehouse to reach your point limit. You must make an appointment online in order to shop.
How soon will my order be fulfilled?
Please allow 48 hours for us to complete your order
How will I know when my order is ready?
You receive an email when your order has been fulfilled.
Will orders be shipped to my home or school?
No, at this time online orders are for pick up only.
When can I pick up my order?
Orders can be picked up after you receive your fulfillment email. If you did not use all your points and wish to shop at the warehouse, please make an appointment online. If you used all your points or do not wish to shop, you can drop by without registration during our hours of operation for pick up.
How long will you hold my order?
All orders must be picked up within two weeks of your order. Any orders that are not picked up will be unpacked and your points forfeited for the quarter.
The Buddy Program
The Buddy Program is a new incentive introduced in 2019. Our goal is to increase teacher participation and also introduce the Educator Warehouse to teachers who join the school system in the middle of the year. We encourage teachers to invite teachers who have never shopped with us before. When teachers bring their buddy, they will earn 5 points and the buddy will earn 10. To qualify, the invited teacher must be a 1st time shopper at the Educator Warehouse. When teachers arrive at the Warehouse, they will need to let the Check-in volunteer know that they are “BUDDIES.” The Check -In volunteer will give each teacher their cards. Teachers can use their cards on that day or a future day within the year. Cards expire at the end of the school year. Teachers are allowed a maximum of 2 referrals per quarter. A maximum of 10 points may be used per transaction.
The Student Teacher Program
In an effort to increase the number of new teachers in WSFCS, we have introduced the Student Teacher Program. This program was introduced in 2019. The goal of this program is to show Student teachers this great resource within WSFCS. Having access to the warehouse earlier will help them gather supplies for their first year and beyond. Student teachers are eligible to shop for supplies at the Educator Warehouse when accompanied by their WSFCS full-time teacher. Student teachers will not be allowed to shop alone. Student teachers are not required to sign up, but an email from the full-time teacher is highly encouraged.
Who can I contact with other questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-671-1078. To register, click to fill out the form.
Warehouse Closings for 2017-2018:
November 17-24 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday/December 22- January 2 due to Winter Break/ April 15- April 20 due to Spring Break. We will close for summer 2019 May 31st. Please also remember that if the schools are closed due to inclement weather, the warehouse will also be closed. If you were due to shop on a snow day, your appointment will be cancelled so you can re-register for another day within the quarter. The Educator Warehouse is a project of Forsyth Educator Partnership and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Council of PTAs.