Self Awareness, Self Regulation and Resiliency
Teachers, administrators and student services personnel have participated in ongoing training to facilitate the development of self awareness, self regulation and resiliency within our youth. This year, elementary and middle school students are learning scientifically researched and evidenced-based strategies designed to support, regulate, and reset the nervous system. When these tools are practiced routinely, individuals develop the ability to feel more resilient and become better able to focus, learn, connect, and calmly respond to whatever arises. Families are encouraged to participate in Parent Sessions to learn the strategies being taught to their child. These sessions will be offered on multiple dates and at varying times.
The next virtual Parent Session, entitled “Introduction to Mindful Self Compassion,” is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th from 6:30pm to 7:15pm. Families are able to join the Zoom Meet at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85095608424
For additional opportunities, please review family newsletters from your child’s school. If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated Quarantine Guidelines for COVID-19
Waukesha County Public Health has updated its quarantine guidelines to align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Research shows that people who remain asymptomatic ten days after COVID-19 exposure are at a low risk of transmitting it to others. Therefore the Waukesha County Public Health Department has updated the guidelines to reflect the following:
- An individual's official quarantine will be shortened to 10 days, provided the individual is asymptomatic and continues to monitor for symptoms for the full 14 days
- A 14-day quarantine remains the safest option for Close Contacts of someone with COVID-19. A family may contact the School Health Office to request their child maintain a quarantine for up to 14 days
The Waukesha County Public Health Department has provided an additional 7 Day Quarantine option which requires a COVID-19 test. The district is developing a process for application of this option. This information will be shared with families prior to implementation of the 7 Day Quarantine option.
The 7 Day Quarantine option requires the following expectations are met:
- The individual must be asymptomatic for 7 full days
- The individual must take a COVID test (antigen or PCR) on day 6, or later, of quarantine and receive a negative result
- Upon submission and approval of a negative COVID test result, the individual may return to school on or after day 8 of quarantine
- The individual must also monitor symptoms for an additional seven days (14 days total)
- If symptoms develop at any time during the 14 day monitoring, one must immediately isolate, contact their health care provider, and get tested