Wet Autumn Leaves

Outdoor Needs

Gear to Keep at School Year-Round

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Bug spray

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Sunscreen

Lint roller
(tick checks)

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Rain coat or rain suit

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Rain/muck boots

Tick & Mosquito

Seasonal Gear

Months
(September-August)

Clearly label all possessions

Tick Prevention
@ 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!)

  • Light jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt

  • Mittens & hat, as needed

Tick Prevention
@ Home

  • Apply bug spray in 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.)

Did you know?

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

  • Medium-weight jacket to heavy winter coat

  • Hat

  • Warm mittens

  • NO

    • Scarves

    • Sweatshirts or jackets with strings

  • Snowy Days​

    • + Snow boots​

    • + Snow pants

Daily Home Routine Reminders

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AM

PM

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Sunscreen &

bug spray

Tick

check

  • Light jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt

  • Mittens & hat, as needed

Tick Nymph Season​

(very small baby ticks!)

  • Bug spray

  • Sun screen

  • Sun hat or baseball cap

  • Water Play Days (child care)

    • + Bathing suit​

    • + Towel

    • + Closed-toe water shoes

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