COVID - 19 UPDATE
Tips for your Social and Emotional Wellness: ”SEW” important, especially now!
The Coronavirus pandemic has us all focusing on our physical health, causing us to hope we don’t have the illness each time we cough, sniffle, or sneeze. As important, however, is our social and emotional wellness (SEW), especially since our normal daily actions have been placed on hold as we try to follow the advice to stay home and practice social distancing. This means we find ourselves sometimes struggling with the anxiety that can come from being “cooped up…” from sharing space, to having more noise around us all day, to providing activities for children normally in school. Some of us may be feeling very lonely since we can’t get out and mingle with other people. Then there are the economic concerns of experiencing lost or reduced income with bills still to pay and families still to feed. All these realities may lead to STRESS, and we all know the harmful impact of stress on our bodies, minds, and spirits. For this reason, twice a week, the CUSD website will provide tips for taking care of your social and emotional wellness. We need each adult to be physically, socially, and emotionally well so you can be your best for our young people. These will be called “SEW” Tips, and below are the first few:
SEW Tip #1: Become self-aware of how you are coping by drawing a picture of your emotional highs and lows during the day. Your picture will most likely look like mountains, with peaks and valleys. When are you at your best? When do you feel stress coming on? When are you at your lowest?
SEW Tip #2: Once you have your picture and are more self-aware, begin to practice some self-management strategies when you feel yourself moving up the stress side of the mountain. Here are two, with more to be featured in the future.
- Deep breathing relaxation - Stop to do some deep breathing, and ask others around you, even children, to join you. Sit up straight in a chair with your feet on the floor. Place your hands in your lap and close your eyes if you are comfortable doing so, or at least, look down. Take a deep breath through your nose for a count of 3, then hold it for a count of 2, then release it through your mouth for a count of 4. Repeat several times for an overall sense of calmness.
- “Now or later” task toss – Sometimes we feel overwhelmed because we focus at the same time on all we are doing now and all we need to do later. When you start to feel tense about all there is to do, make a list of what is urgent in one column, and what can wait in the other. Then cut the list in half. Ball up and toss into a shoe box that you labeled “later on” the list of items that can wait. Pull them out on another day and revisit them, doing the same exercise again. As you look at the list, see if there are items others can do. Now that your children are home, are there things on the list they can do? What might they learn if they did them? In life, there will always be things to do, but chances are, some of them can wait. Help keep yourself sane by knowing the difference.
Check out the CUSD website on Tuesdays and Thursdays for more “SEW” tips!
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Current Food Preparation and Delivery Response Plan For Chester Upland School District
Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch
DATES: MARCH 27,30,31 & APRIL 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10
TIME: 10 AM - 12:30 PM
FOOD PREPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION
BREAKFAST & LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH AT 10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM
SCHOOL FOOD LOCATIONS
CHESTER HIGH SCHOOL TOBY FARMS MIDDLE SCHOOL STETSER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Preparación actual de alimentos y plan de respuesta de entrega para el distrito escolar de Chester Upland
Desayuno y almuerzo para llevar
FECHAS: MARZO 27,30,31 y ABRIL 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10
HORA: 10 AM - 12:30 PM
PREPARACIÓN Y DISTRIBUCIÓN DE ALIMENTOS
EL DESAYUNO Y EL ALMUERZO ESTÁN DISPONIBLES A PARTIR DEL MARTES 17 DE MARZO DE 10:00 AM A 12:30 PM
UBICACIONES DE ALIMENTOS ESCOLARES
CHESTER HIGH SCHOOL * TOBY FARMS ESCUELA INTERMEDIA * STETSER ESCUELA PRIMARIA
All spring sports and any school related activities are cancelled until such time as we re-open.
Todos los deportes de primavera y cualquier actividad relacionada con la escuela se cancelan hasta el momento en que volvamos a abrir.
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