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2020-2021 Talking Health

Too much time plugged in can be detrimental to one's health. Once a week, take a day to unplug with your family and recharge with Screen-Free Saturdays! Going outside can positively impact mental health and helps to strengthen immune systems. Take a day of virtual learning outdoors! Here are some resources for staying safe outdoors and activities suitable for any space.

Learn more: https://prowellness.childrens.pennstatehealth.org/safe-indoor-and-outdoor-activities-for-families-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/

Reference: Penn State PRO Wellness <PROwellness@pennstatehealth.psu.edu>

kids coloring

It is time to break out the board games and get creative! This extra time at home may be challenging as we adjust to the new norm, but it presents a unique opportunity for exploration. Make the most of your time at home and check out these services that are being offered for free!

Learn more: https://prowellness.childrens.pennstatehealth.org/staying-healthy-and-active-with-virtual-and-at-home-learning/

Reference: Penn State PRO Wellness <PROwellness@pennstatehealth.psu.edu>

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Each year, up to 20% of Americans come down with the flu, and if you’ve been among them, you know it’s a rough ride.  National Influenza Vaccination Week was (Dec. 1-7), but you can educate yourself about how to avoid the flu in the months ahead.

 

 

 

Learn more: https://prowellness.childrens.pennstatehealth.org/take-steps-now-to-avoid-the-flu/

Reference: Penn State PRO Wellness <PROwellness@pennstatehealth.psu.edu> 

 

woman at desk

If you are working from home, it can be challenging to set boundaries to separate work time and personal time. It is important that you commit to a structure to avoid the dangers of burnout. In the classroom, home office, or dining room table, organizing your workspace can help to improve mental health and productivity. Included here are some recommendations to help minimize stress wherever you are working:

 

Learn more: https://prowellness.childrens.pennstatehealth.org/beat-work-stress-with-this-easy-yoga-sequence/

Reference: Penn State PRO Wellness <PROwellness@pennstatehealth.psu.edu>

 

2019-2020 Talking Health

Is technology taking over your life? Research shows that children, ages 8 to 18, spend more time with technology than any activity other than sleeping. Help your family achieve more balance by rediscovering the joys of life beyond smartphones and television screens. Skip the screen and unplug outdoors to celebrate Move It Outside Day (May 1) and Screen-Free Week (April 29-May 5). Consider taking small steps to increase physical activity levels to improve health and well-being all year round.

Reference: Penn State PRO Wellness <PROwellness@pennstatehealth.psu.edu>

Kids jumping in sunset

Stress affects most Americans at one point or another. Much like having a house cluttered with items you don’t really need, it’s easy for emotions, like stress, to pile up. The mounds of stress can stand in your way of feeling calm, clear-headed and in control of your life. Address any stress or exhaustion you may be feeling. Find ways to streamline your thoughts and tame your emotions to help put your best self forward. Consider these strategies to help manage stress and learn how to incorporate practicing self-care. 

 

Reference: Penn State PRO Wellness <PROwellness@pennstatehealth.psu.edu>


Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) Resources

hands

Importance of Handwashing

General Preventative Measures
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 
What we are doing at Parkland School District
  • Disinfecting desks, door knobs, school bus seats, phones and all public areas each evening
  • Increasing the availability of hand sanitizer (all high use areas already have wall-mounted stations)
  • Posting flyers throughout public areas and restrooms about how to (Stop the Prevention of Germs)
  • Rotating whole room disinfection machines through school nurse suites and athletic areas
Parkland Resources

Health & Wellness Council

Contact Information

Sheri Fredrick-Deeb
Supervisor of Health Services & Wellness
610.351.5555
deebs@parklandsd.org

Lori Seier
Director Food Services
610.351.5670
seierl1@parklandsd.org

Health & Wellness Triennial Assessment

First page of the PDF file: HWTriennialAssessment