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        Welcome to the Health Office

    Hello to the students, families, staff and community of Midland School.

    I hope everyone is well and safe. When we left school on March 13th, we had no idea what was going to happen in the weeks ahead. We still do no not have any guarantees about what is ahead but we are adjusting to our "new normal." This pandemic, caused by Covid-19 has caused everyday life to change for us all.

    My website is a way for me to share information with you regarding the coronavirus and ways to stay safe and healthy both physically and mentally.

    PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

    6/9/2020

    The Bergen County Department of Health Services has come out with a

    Tick Borne Diseases Resource Tool Kit

    Bergen Bites Back is an educational resource to raise awareness about tick born diseases and how to protect oneself.

    Click on the link below to access the toolkit

    Bergen Bites Back: Tick Borne Diseases Tool Kit

     

    6/3/2020 

    CNN and Sesame Street: Coming Together: Standing Up For Racism

    CNN is partnering with "Sesame Street" for a  special town hall

    about racism for kids and parents.

    Click on link below for how to watch this: 

     

    5/28/2020

    If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you may have heard about a new illness called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) that’s affecting children. Doctors and researchers are still trying to learn about this new disease. While MIS-C is a serious condition, with proper medical care most children are able to recover. If you have concerns your child is suffering from MIS-C, please call your primary care provider.

    Click on the 2 links below for more information on MIS-C

    Fact Sheet on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndome in Children (MIS-C)

    CDC page on MIS-C

     

    5/26/2020

    Navigating the Covid-19 pandemic with young children is challenging. Parents struggling to discuss the pandemic with children can find help with the 2 links below. One is a storybook written for young children to help them understand the new reality we are living in and the other is a video narrated by a child and provides information on ways to stay protected from the virus.

    My Hero is You - How Kids Can Fight Covid-19

    All About Coronavirus: A Video For Kids and Their Families

     

    5/17/2020

    Click on the link for a nice Covid-19 infographic to explain to children about the virus. It was created by the Covid-19 Health Literacy Project in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing

    Covid-19 Infographic

     

    5/15/2020

    Sharing another hand washing video. Watch the latest video by the Henry the Hand Foundation. 

    Henry the Hand-english video

    Henry the Hand-spanish video 

     

    5/8/2020

    Now that we won't be returning back to school this year, I know many of you are so disappointed and sad and really miss your friends. I wanted to share a video with you that was made by another school nurse on the reason why we can't see our friends and ways to stay connected during all of this. With technology and a little bit of creativity, our friends are closer than we think.

    Why We Can't See Our Friends

     

    5/4/2020

    Please click the link below for another Mrs. Meyers video (this one is about wearing masks)

    Masks video

    Mental Health Monday

    Have you had a feeling of your thoughts spinning and being unable to focus? No matter how hard you try you can't keep your thoughts in one place. It may be time to try a "centering" activity.                   Help your mind return to the here and now, bring yourself into the present moment and regroup.        Click below to try this activity:

    5,4,3,2,1 Grounding Technique Activity

     

     

    4/30/2020

    Below are some videos demonstating how germs travel and how to avoid them.

    Take a look at this "Mythbuster" video demonstrating how easy it is to spread germs:

    How Germs are Spread

    Wonder how droplets from a sneeze or cough spread germs and cause disease?

    Check out these 2 videos to find out:

    How Contagious is a Single Sneeze

    Coughing Robot Spews Germs

     

     

    Click below for another video on handwashing

    courtesy of  Hip Hop Public Health

    Another Good Handwashing Video

     

     

    4/27/2020

    Click on the link below for a video made by a school nurse in Massachusettes to help empower students when they are feeling a little anxious

    Deep Breathing Video

     

    4/20/2020

    Click below for another video from Mrs. Meyers

    Coronavirus: A Book for Children

     

    4/19/2020

    Click below for a great video on Handwashing

    Great Video on Handwashing

     

     

    4/16/2020

    Helping Children Cope 

    Click on the link below for information from The National Association of School Psychologists

    and the National Association of School Nurses

    Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from Covid-19

     

    4/15/2020

    Click on the link below for a video message from Mrs. Meyers

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AuBzelz80HYkUGTsku2tpbNe5khDvoWB

    Also, check out this information about masks

    Click on the link below on types of masks

    and see below on tips on wearing masks

    Types of Masks

    Tips for wearing masks

     

     

    4/13/2020

    Click on link for

    News From Your School Nurse

     

    4/3/2020

    Please  click on the link below for a wonderful video created by a school nurse in Waupaca, Wisconsin that helps to explain to kids about the Covid-19 virus

    Covid 19 Educational Video

     

     

    From the Allergy and Asthma Network

    Helpful Information in Distinguishing the Difference of

     

    CoVid19 vs Allergies vs The Flu

    (click on link)

     

    3/24/2020

     Video Message from Mrs. Meyers

    (click on link)

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=17rnRQJ9HHoez6IqGU48rcYEgMuDF70ER

     

    March 17, 2020

    Dear Midland School Families,

    We are living in truly unprecedented times. What is of utmost importance is to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy. Please continue to take the necessary precautions that have

    been directed by our local and state governments. Also, while is important to keep informed of CoVid-19, please be wary of where you are getting your information. Reliable updates and

    information can be found on the CDC website, the NJ Department of Health website and the World Health Organization website:

    CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    NJ Department of Health: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

    World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

    The CDC website also has a section on how to talk to your children about CoVid-19:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

    While this may be a challenging time for everyone, we will all get through this.

    And please remember GOOD HANDWASHING!

    Healthy Regards,

    Sheryl Meyers