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Here you will find sample state specific policies for Colorado and a national sample policy. The materials are meant to help you create policies for your school. Click here for more policy-related tools.
There are many ways to develop a sun safe school policy. You can model it after other school policies you have, you can make it from scratch, or you can modify one of the samples provided here.
We have provided these samples in easy and convenient downloadable documents so that you can modify them as needed.
Materials for Policy Makers:
Colorado Specific Sample Policies
- Sun Safe Colorado Comprehensive Sample Policy – addresses hats, sun protective clothing, sunscreen, shade, scheduling, health services and evaluation. It incorporates all of the CDC’s Guidelines for Schools to Prevent Skin Cancer
- Sun Safe Colorado Minimum Sample Policy – addresses hats, sun protective clothing and sunscreen.
National Sample Policies
- Current NASBE sample policy - was created by the National Association of State Boards of Education and covers five important sun safety topics
- Shade Planning for America’s Schools - created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide assistance to school board members, district administrators and schools interested in increasing shade at schools
Materials for Schools:
Here you will find sample letters to principals, parents; materials to communicate your school's sun safety efforts to students, staff, and parents.
- Letter to Principals – informs principals of new district sun safety policy
- Letter to Parents – informs parents of the new district sun safety policy
Sample school newsletter articles
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Ready Set Go! Series
- Ready Set Go! How to Avoid Sunburn
- Ready Set Go! Shade
- Ready Set Go! Cover-up Clothing
- Ready Set Go! Sunscreen
Ideas for families
- Talking to your child about sun safety
- Sun safety recommendations for you and your family
- Dealing with resistance to practicing sun safety
- Being a sun-safe family
Graphics and Clip Art