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Health and Wellness

Last Updated: 6/22/2020 12:11 PM

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Thomas County Schools is committed to developing a comprehensive health and wellness program for our district.  The hope and challenge is to implement a whole-body approach to wellness that will impact our students, our staff, and will spill over into our community at large.  

Lauren Duplantis, PhD

Health & Wellness Coordinator

 

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Power of Parents: Health at Home

Parents, this one’s for you! Learn how you can prepare for a healthy summer with tips and resources on how to keep your kids active and healthy on a budget. Hear from parents and experts on avoiding excessive screen time and junk food while out of school, and pick up some recipe and activity ideas along the way!

Register for the webinar here

 

GoNoodle

GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning!

¡Crea buena energía con GoNoodle en español! En estos momentos que requieren de mas movimiento y buena energía GoNoodle quiere que todos los niños puedan disfrutar en casa de sus vídeos favoritos con toda su familia. ¡Ven y disfruta de nuevos videos cada semana!

 

Active Schools

Active Schools and its partners want to help during these challenging times.

You can access free online movement resources for your family to stay physically and mentally healthy – and have fun together.

 

14-Day Fitness at home

Are your kids staying active during the distance learning?  Need some help to get them up and moving! 

Check out adventure2learning's 14-Days of Fitness at Home and their free Roku channel here

 

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Stress Management

In uncertain times it’s natural to have higher stress levels.  However, it is important to take steps to manage your stress to feel happier and healthier. Log in Sharecare's Windows Channel Network to find some soothing videos that can help you relax during this time. You’ll find dozens of transformational videos for your body, mind, and soul. 

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The CDC developed a website: Stress and Coping – Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Spanish version: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety-sp.html

 

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Our very own Coach Nix has created workout videos for you at home.   

Check out the "Workouts at Home" tab under Teacher Resources.

 

Edumotion

Want a fun way to get your kids moving and work through emotions too?  Check out Edumotion SEL Journeys!

Student/.Family Login Page: https://www.seljourneys-athome.com/

User name for your school: thomascountyschools2092@edumotion.com

Password for your school: learn@home2713

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How to keep your kids moving at home...there's something for everyone here

 

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Wondering what Health & PE resources are available online? 

Click here for a list of resources available

 

Wellness Resources

Learn the signs of stroke. Face. Arms. Speech. Time to call 911.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month...Do you know the signs and symptoms of stroke? F.A.S.T. is an easy acronym to help you remember them—and perhaps save a life. https://bit.ly/2nwcsZUexternal icon

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. #MoveInMay. Move Your Way. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. Photos of people being active.

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! Get out, get active, and show how you #StayActive while you practice #SocialDistancing! #MoveInMay

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Check out these tips for making a Physical Activity plan for the whole family: https://bit.ly/2pkjQrC

COVID-19

For more information on the Coronavirus click here to view the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) slide show

CDC’s Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) guidance for schools and childcare programs now includes Tips for Parents While School’s Out.

You can also find information on

Wellness Committee

Thomas County Wellness Local Board Policy 

Thomas County Wellness Regulations

Local Wellness Policy Progress Report

Resources for Staff

Resources for Students & Families

Resources for Health & Physical Education