The health and wellbeing of our students, families, teachers, and community members is our highest priority during our school dismissal. The wellness resources listed are meant to provide ideas you can utilize and explore at home in various areas including: community resources, mental health and emotional wellness, physical activity, and family connection activities.
Community Wellness Resources:
Great resource from United Way in helping individuals and families finding help in times of need. From food to transportation resources, this site can provide information to get help.
SLC County Heath’s information page about the current trends and resources in navigating the coronavirus outbreak here in Salt Lake City.
A resource from the National Association School Psychologists (NASP) about how to talk with your child about the Coronavirus.
The World Health Organization Frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus.
The NASP resource for communities in avoiding stigmas that may be associated with the virus.
Video resources for students to watch about the coronavirus.
World Health Organization video resource about protecting yourself from the virus.
Common myths about the virus.
Mental Health and Emotional Wellness Resources:
The Headspace App teaches you how to meditate.
This packet contains many stress reduction activities appropriate for a variety of ages and developmental levels.
Mind Yeti provides YouTube videos that are a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness during this difficult time.Designed for educators and families to do alongside children, or for older children to do on their own: Mind Yeti on YouTube: English | Espanol
This new podcast for families is designed to help children and grown-ups practice their social-emotional skills. Each episode tells a story that’s amazing, fantastical, and maybe a little bananas, while it tackles the big feelings that come with growing up.
Crisis Counselors available for your call.
The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone.
A “play at home” guide created by Playworks. Games and activities have been chosen and adapted for playing at home during school dismissal.
The Playworks Game Guide includes over 300 games that are often played during PE and Recess in our elementary schools.
This is a 2 week fitness and wellness journal that guides students through physical activity and mindfulness activities.
This is a 2 week fitness and wellness journal that guides students through physical activity and mindfulness activities - Playworks resources are embedded.
Family Connection Activities:
Conversation Starters with your kids and teens:
-If you could be a superhero, what superpower would you have and why?
-Something I learned yesterday was…
-How would your best friend describe you?
-What are you most looking forward to _______ ? (today, tomorrow, next week, etc.)
This website has interactive videos and ideas for projects in different areas including art, innovation, science, laughter and everything in-between. Most videos are paired with projects that kids can do at home.
This is a great website that centers many family activities around trees and the science surrounding trees.
Games, crafts, and other fun ideas to do together with your kids.
This website has some ideas for different types of games for families of all ages, shapes, and sizes.