INFORMATION AND UPDATES REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Dear Parents &/or Guardians,
State and local authorities may not allow us to return to school like normal this fall, due to COVID-19, even with significant safety precautions in place.
If we are unable to have all students on campus at the same time this fall, we would like to know what 2 days of the week you would prefer.
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and help us in the process of determining the best possible alternative scenario for our students and families.
Tips for Staying Healthy at Home
Dear Mary Walker School District Community,
Thank you for your commitment to staying home and continuing to reduce physical interactions in hopes that we will all remain healthy during this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Social distancing strategies can take a toll on our health, social connections, and personal wellbeing. Here are four strategies, with helpful apps, to overcome these challenges, and stay physically and emotionally healthy.
1. Build a routine. Develop a repetitive to-do list that leads to healthy habits. Make sure you include regular sleep times, targeting 7-9 hours each night. This will ensure you have the energy and focus you need to be active throughout the day.
Recommended app: Productive – Habit Tracker. You can track good habits like eating healthy, flossing, and exercising. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/productive-habit-tracker/id983826477
2. Maintain a balanced diet. Fuel your body with the things you need to stay focused and more active. A balanced diet gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly.
Recommended app: MyFitnessPal. This app will help you take control of your goals! Learn about calorie count and serving size, breakdown ingredients, and log physical activities. https://www.myfitnesspal.com/
3. Dedicate time and space. Designate different spaces in your home where you work, exercise, eat, and sleep. Do the same with your daily schedule: identify and protect your times for work, play, and exercise. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.
Recommended app: Outlook. Outlook enables you to keep tabs on your school and personal email, while also managing your schedule. https://outlook.live.com/owa/
4. Engage with supportive communities. Community can mean anything from coworkers, the people in your neighborhood, to the ecosystem around you. For many this sense of connection is necessary to thrive physically, mentally &/or emotionally. Keep in touch with your community even when we need to be apart.
Recommended app: ZOOM. ZOOM is a video chat app with fun features. It is gaining a lot of popularity for casual calling and keeping different communities connected. Host a book club meeting, have a virtual birthday party, or share a picture of your garden. Thankfully we live in the digital age, and technology has given us loads of ways to stay in touch without leaving the house. https://zoom.us/
You got this.
CALL US @ 509-258-4798 FOR SUPPORT
The Mary Walker School District is working to develop critical services of daycare and meal delivery for school-age children. If you are a first responder, health care worker, or severe need family with child care concerns, or a family who needs meal delivery for school-age children, please call us at 509.258.4798 for support. This line will be monitored daily during our COVID-19 Closure to help us be responsive to our student and family needs.
We wish you and your family continued safety and health.
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Below are links to video resources designed to help you, your family members, friends, and colleagues take proactive steps to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We hope you find them valuable.
Coronavirus 101:What You Need To Know https://youtu.be/QaRiYddhHkc
Coronavirus 102:Preparing Your Household https://youtu.be/vbhrv-KPuUs
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In response to The Washington State Department of Health’s recommendation that all employers put COVID-19 screening protocols in place, Mary Walker School District will be screening everyone who enters the facility.
All employees, visitors, and volunteers upon entering buildings will be asked questions regarding their health since last day of work, or last visit to the school.
If a person answers yes to any of the screening questions, the school’s emergency protocol for COVID-19 will be activated.
CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO COVID-19 RESOURCE DIRECTORY: SPOKANE COUNTY