Back to School Health Guidelines
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Schools across the country have been in session for a few weeks now whether that means a school bus is transporting children to a physical building or a child is turning on a computer in their bedroom. Districts in all corners of the country including suburban, rural and urban, have developed multiple plans to figure out how to make the 2020-2021 school year happen. Words like hybrid, remote learning, asynchronous, synchronous, and cohorts have shown up on Education webinars and Parent Town Halls for months.
Los Angeles, home to the nation’s second-largest school district, is moving forward with an ambitious plan to test all staff members working in person at its schools and their children and to conduct contact-tracing for any positive results. https://t.co/LmGVvOWCdj
— Education Week (@educationweek) September 16, 2020
Going to school in person? Check out these links to ensure safety:
School Health Guidelines
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@CDCgov) integrated research and best practices related to promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools, culminating in the School Health Guidelines. There are 9 School Health Guidelines that serve as the foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students. Also check out: Operating schools during COVID-19.
#Teachers and other essential workers: Your work keeps our communities going but may put you at higher risk of being exposed to #flu or #COVID19. #Fluvaccine can help protect you from flu this season. More: https://t.co/LIowhQGlTS. pic.twitter.com/1yoLRqppTY
— CDC (@CDCgov) September 16, 2020
Guidance for School Re-entry
American Academy of Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds)published a guidance revision is to continue to support communities, local leadership in education and public health, and pediatricians collaborating with schools in creating policies for school re-entry during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that foster the overall health of children, adolescents, educators, staff, and communities and are based on available evidence.
Dr. Heidi Schumacher writes in #AAPVoices about the challenging school year ahead and notes that online learning can leave many students behind. She encourages pediatricians to help those who are falling into the virtual learning gap. https://t.co/YaK20Abj3M pic.twitter.com/qdp88aFUQq
— Amer Acad Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) September 15, 2020
Resources from NASN
National Association of School Nurses (@schoolnurses) has published Considerations for Post COVID Return to School for Students with Disabilities and Special Healthcare Needs as well as a Return to School Video Series.
— NASN, Inc. (@schoolnurses) September 3, 2020
Going to school virtually? Check out these links to ensure well-being:
Staying Healthy and Active with Virtual and At-Home Learning
Check in physically and emotionally, stay connected, keep moving, watch nutrition are some of the resources that can be found from Action for Healthy Kids (@Act4HlthyKids)
This school year, the health and emotional support of students, staff, & families is paramount. Check out our page full of resources on things like equity in the classroom, #socialemotionallearning, distance learning tips, healthy home activities, & more: https://t.co/pibZltPUGz.
— ActionforHealthyKids (@Act4HlthyKids) September 8, 2020
Yogic Exercises to Ease Eye Strain
Eyestrain is a common condition where the eyes get tired from overuse. It can result from numerous causes including reading in dim lighting or without pausing, driving long distances, exposure to bright light or glare, stress, fatigue, and staring at digital device screens or monitors. Check out these 5 strategies from Do You Yoga (@doyouyoga)
Prepare for a Successful Virtual School Year
USA Today (@USATODAY) identifies 8 tips for parents to help set their children up for success during virtual learning this year. Read how having time management, being flexible and staying connected to teachers and friends can set you up for success.