Scholastic Book Fairs Returns with Safety Protocols. Schools Closed? There are Drive-Through and Virtual Options.

A longtime stalwart is back. Scholastic Book Fairs is relaunching for the pandemic age, with some options.

That stalwart of the K–12 campus is back. Scholastic Book Fairs have been reconfigured in the pandemic age, with several options. The traditional in-person model has been revamped to meet strict safety guidelines, and, new this year, schools can also choose to host drive-through or virtual Scholastic Book Fairs.

“We know how much educators depend on our book fairs to raise critical resources for their schools and address the learning losses that children are facing given the unprecedented, months long school closures. But—equally important—our book fairs offer kids a sense of continuity, normalcy, and joy during a year that’s been so difficult,” stated Sasha Quinton, President of Scholastic Book Fairs, in a release.

Via the Book Fairs site:

  • Revamped in-person fairs meet strict safety guidelines from the warehouse to the school, and with new solutions for space, time, and crowd-size limitations. Quick, easy, and flexible setups include safety kits, social distancing floor stickers, and signs that will make the familiar Scholastic Book Fair experience a safe and enjoyable school event.
  • Drive-through fairs, available in select markets, are a safe and easy way to bring books directly to families and communities, whether the school building is open or closed. This Scholastic Book Fair features a branded truck that will deliver a case of our top-selling titles, an array of book packs, and a visit from a favorite costumed character to help pass out the books. Schools will be provided with outdoor displays and signage to set up drive-through lanes in their parking lot, so families can simply drive up, grab their books, and pay cashless with eWallet or a credit card, all from the comfort of their own vehicles.
  • Virtual fairs offer flexibility for both schools and families. Featuring fun characters, favorite series, and interactive author and video content, families and book lovers of all ages can “walk” through the Virtual Fair on any browser or device and shop more than 200 top-selling books. Users can also click through to the Scholastic Store Online to shop from Scholastic’s full portfolio of more than 6,000 books. Books ship directly to their homes, and schools earn 25% in Scholastic Dollars on all purchases.

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Margaret Simmons

Our school has just finished a Scholastic Book Fair. We didn't get any support at all, unable to contact someone, and log in into our account. Plus, there is no way for teachers to create an online book list. I made one from a Google Form.

Posted : Oct 29, 2020 07:50



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