The care of books is extremely important. All hard-covered textbooks for students in grades TK-6th must have appropriate-sized book covers. These covers should be placed on issued books the first week of class and should remain on all year. Students in grades 7-12 may choose to use book covers. Self-adhesive covers damage books and should not be used for any student. When a book is returned, the teacher will check its condition and note any damage. Parents will be charged accordingly.