Voyageurs Wellness News – January 25th
Inclement Weather – Indoor Recesses
We have been very fortunate so far this school year to have warmer temperatures and be able to have students spend more time outside.
When it is very cold, we check with Environment Canada to see what the temperature is and if there is a weather warning in effect.
We then make a decision as to whether students go outside or stay in for recess. When required, students are welcome to stay inside or enter the school to warm-up before school or during recess.
There is great benefit for children to go outside to get fresh air and to play at recess. Children should always come
to school dressed as if they will be going outside. On very cold or wet days, students will remain indoors for recess. During indoor recesses, students will do quiet activities or play safe games under supervision.
School Immunizations-Update from AHS
All school immunizations are proceeding this school year. To ensure the initial roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed as efficiently as possible to our target populations, and to ensure health resources are available to support the urgent needs of all Albertans, some adjustments to immunization services may be needed. AHS public health teams are working directly with schools to determine when immunizations (not COVID-19 immunizations at this time) can be offered. AHS will provide school immunization services at the earliest opportunity and ensure that every eligible student has access to vaccines for which they have received consent for.
AHS CYF Caregiver Education February Newsletter
The AHS Children, Youth, and Families – Addiction and Mental Health Caregiver Education Team is proud to offer free mental health programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth through our partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. In response to the global pandemic, our programming continues to be offered virtually at this time.
These 90 minute online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding mental health challenges that can affect children/youth. Unless specified, sessions are for an adult audience.
These 60 minute informational webinars are for parents/caregivers who are looking to strengthen their child’s/adolescent’s ability to thrive through life’s challenges and discover strategies that can help build resiliency. We are also offering select Caregiver Education Sessions as part of these Lunch & Learn sessions.
In February, we are continuing with our parenting series, S.E.E.D.S – Support, Education, and Engagement Drop-In Sessions. These are weekly, 90 minute, drop-in, interactive and educational workshops. They are designed to help parents/caregivers learn foundational parenting strategies that cultivate healthy relationships, strong child development, and resilient families. Participants can register for one session or join us for the series.
To register for a session, follow the links found in the newsletter or visit: https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/virtual-education
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