Wet Autumn Leaves

OUTDOOR NEEDS

Keep at School Year-Round

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Bug spray

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Rain coat or rain suit

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Sunscreen

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Rain/muck boots

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Lint roller for tick checks

LABEL EVERYTHING

This will help your child keep track of their possessions, as well as allow their teacher(s) to assist them.

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Daily Tick Prevention Practices

@ School

  • Staff or student reapplies bug spray, as needed

  • Staff or student checks clothing and hairlines (This is not the same as a thorough, at-home check!)

@ Home

AM

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  • Apply bug spray before school, on days with temperatures over 40°F

  • Conduct thorough tick checks each evening (Bath time is the best time! Check in warm, dark crevices and hairlines.)

PM

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When we speak of educating the whole person, we are referring to all aspects of child and student development: cognitive, social, emotional, and physical. Climbing, running, jumping, throwing, catching, and balancing are critical to the development of youths. Therefore, it is our policy to go outdoors most days, in rain or shine. However, certain weather conditions may prevent us from going out. Heavy rain, thunderstorms, extreme cold, and icy conditions, for example, would be instances when we would keep students inside. In addition, we will frequently be working in the garden, hiking in the woods, and observing wildlife in the fields and around the ponds. We request, then, that your student is appropriately dressed for rugged outdoor activities.

Autumn Leaves

FALL

September - November

Seasonal Gear for School/Care

  • Light jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt

  • Mittens & hat, as needed

Disease-Carriers

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Mosquitos may be present through the early part of the season

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Tick activity continues into fall and mild winter weather (>40°F) without snow cover.

Snow

November - March

WINTER

Seasonal Gear for School/Care

  • Medium-weight jacket to heavy winter coat

  • Hat

  • Warm mittens

Gear for Snowy Days

+ Snow boots​

+ Snow pants

Prohibited Gear (Safety Hazards) for Infants - Elementary School

  • Scarves

  • Sweatshirts or jackets with strings

Pink Blossom

SPRING

March - June

Seasonal Gear for School/Care

  • Light jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt

  • Mittens & hat, as needed

Disease-Carriers

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Tick activity begins in late winter with mild temperatures (>40°F) without snow cover and continues throughout the season

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Mosquitos will return in the latter half of the season

 
 
 
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Seasonal Gear for Camp/Care

  • Sun hat or baseball cap

Prohibited Gear (Safety Hazards)

  • Open-toed or non-secured shoes/sandals (e.g., Crocs)

SUMMER

June - August

Gear for Water Play Days

+ Bathing suit​

+ Towel

+ Closed-toe water shoes

Disease-Carriers

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Tick nymphs are out and about! These babies are very tiny and harder to spot.

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Mosquitos will be out in full swing

 
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