Student mental health remains as important as ever, given the impacts of prolonged physical separation from schools and peers. Our HPS Mental Health Toolkit has timely resources for your students.
It is so important to take care of ourselves during this time. When we are our best selves, we can bring our best for our students and families.
In our weekly staff newsletter, the Highline Insider, we share practices for health and well-being from our Social-Emotional Learning team.
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The Adult Wellness Team has also created a virtual calming room for staff. The virtual calming room will be a place to access short exercises in mindfulness, calming and laughter. There will also be resources for understanding and communicating mental health needs to others.
This week we continue exploring the concept of wellness as it relates to work/life balance. We have shared definitions, a continuum and other overarching ideas. Now, let’s dive a little deeper into how the concept of wellness impacts us on a daily basis.
On March 2, Highline High School held its annual Solidarity Days event. This year, in response to the isolation, disconnection, and other challenges that arose from the pandemic and distance learning, the day’s theme was shifted to building connections and giving staff and students a day to focus on their personal well-being. Learn about the event and implement it at your school.
As we continue to navigate this ever-changing school year amid double pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, much of what is going on in the world is out of our control. However, one place where we can exert power is through the boundaries we set. Learn types of boundaries and what actions to take to create yours.
As we continue to support students during remote and hybrid learning across our system, our partnerships with families are more important than ever. To support family partnerships around SEL, we continue to update resources for families and staff. Explore the resources.
As we experience the uncertainties around returning to hybrid learning, we are trying to make sense of what is in our control and take action around it. Here are resources to help navigate uncertain times.
Tyee School counselors Nicole Dock, Keishanna Russell, Jenn Truong and Michael Whitfield have been adjusting their counseling supports for students since distance learning started last March. As school counselors, they support the academic, social emotional, and college and career development of students. Find out how they responded and what supports are in place to support the social emotional learning of students.
We hear over and over about the importance of wellness, but what is wellness anyway? Wellness is not an activity we do once and we are suddenly experts, though we may wish it were that easy. See resources to help you explore and identify what wellness could mean for you as well as how to practice it.
Did you know that deep breathing tones the nerve that touches every organ in your body? Slowing down your breathing literally makes the nerve superhighway in your body function better.