Supporting Mindfulness in Times of Stress
Without a doubt, many of us are feeling anxious as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19. CALM has provided access to mindfulness tools to use in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy these brief recordings and take time to refresh.
Talking with your child about the coronavirus…
Here are a few resources and tips for talking with your child about the coronavirus:
• Child Mind Institute Tips for Parents
• Talking with your Children about COVID19 from NASP
• NPR Student Friendly Comic
• NY Times Article
If you need additional support to talk with your child, please reach out to your school social worker.
District 35 is working collaboratively with all New Trier Township schools, the village agencies, and public health officials as we monitor developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). The situation is rapidly evolving, as is guidance from public health agencies on potential school responses. Our primary concern is the safety of our students and staff. As information is available or changes, we will post information here and include it in email alerts and our Monday newsletter.
We continue to base our decisions within the schools on the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Read more details from the CDC here.
Coughing and Sneezing Tips
Hygiene etiquette involves practices that prevent the spread of illness and disease. A critical time to practice good hygiene etiquette is when you are sick, especially when coughing or sneezing. Click here to review the CDC tips for coughing and sneezing.
What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. The CDC has created an informational page with links to the latest information.
Travel over Spring Break?
As you consider your travel plans for the upcoming spring break, we encourage all families to reference the CDC travel recommendations found here. We recommend that you visit this page before you leave and prior to any return trip for the most up-to-date travel warnings during spring break. We are monitoring closely and will send out any additional guidance next week.