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Four Steps to Starting a School Flag Program

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    1. Purchase the flags
    2. Educate the school and the community
    3. Fly the day's flag

      Sign up for a daily email about the air quality forecast or you can download the School Flag Program widget to your school's homepage. The email and the widget tell you which flag to fly each day.

    4. Take actions when the air quality is unhealthy

      See what actions to take (PDF, 2 pp., 272KB) for each color, while still keeping students active.

Please complete this online registration form when you adopt a flag program. EPA will add your school to the online list of participating schools and will send you an official participation certificate for display.


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