The Sheboygan Area School District offers our employees a variety of resources to keep you physically and mentally healthy. We are constantly working to provide opportunities for you to better yourself outside of the classroom so you can be your best in the classroom.
Weekly 30-minute IMPACT (Inspirational Meetings to Practice Actionable Compassionate Teachings) sessions are returning! These virtual Zoom sessions help you recharge your well-being in the areas of resilience, work-life balance, and self-care. Hosted by the Employee Assistant Program, IMPACT sessions are confidential, voluntary, and open to everyone.
Dates: April 6 - December 28
Time: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Questions? Call (800) 236-3231 or email EAP.LiveWellBeWell@aah.org.
Effective immediately, all EAP sessions will be conducted telephonically or using video conferencing. All account activity (leader consultations, in-person meetings, training, etc) will need to be telephonic or conducted through webinars. In the unfortunate need of having counselors available following a crisis, EAP will provide services telephonically. EAP will remain virtual until further notice.
Learn about creating a new routine, re-inventing self-care, working from home, talking to your children, and asking for additional support, plus so much more! View EAP's coping flyer.
Aurora EAP is a free and confidential resource available to help you resolve personal or workplace issues quickly, confidentially, and effectively. Call us at (800) 236-3231 to speak with one of our EAP counselors.
View the EAP Brochure for more information on all services provided by EAP.
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that being happy actually benefits health and helps promote a healthy lifestyle. Happy people are more likely to take better care of themselves and choose healthy behaviors.
Still struggling? Aurora EAP is here to help. Give us a call at 800-236-3231. You’ll be happy you did.
EAP offers families help to find preschools, public and private PK-12 schools, and even with the college selection and planning process! Contact them for more information.
Aurora EAP provides a free, 1/2 hour financial consultation as part of our regular service menu. Employees may consult with a financial professional regarding many different types of financial questions or concerns. Services include but are not limited to budget and debt counseling; retirement, estate, college, and mortgage planning; or questions regarding the new tax guidelines.
Everyday life presents challenges enough for any of us. When you invest yourself in your job, stress levels can sometimes get higher. Regardless of the role we play, regularly responding to challenges can lead any of us to need a bit of additional support. It’s important for you to know that you are not alone. Assistance is available through EAP. We are your partners in support if you want help coping with a tough situation or if you just want to talk.
Aurora EAP works with CLC Inc., to provide professional legal consultations and referrals for covered employees (members) and their eligible family members. Types of matters include civil/consumer issues, personal/family legal services, financial, real estate, criminal, IRS, estate planning, immigration, and naturalization matters. One initial 30-minute office or telephone consultation per separate legal matter is available at no cost with a network attorney. If you wish to retain a participating attorney, you will be provided with a 25% discount from the attorney's normal hourly rate. View the EAP Legal Consultations Flyer or call Aurora EAP at 1-800-236-3231.
Aurora EAP works with CLC Inc., to provide professional mediation services for such topics as divorce, child custody, contractual disputes, real estate/landlord tenant, car accidents and insurance disputes. Each member is entitled to one (1) initial thirty-minute phone consultation per separate legal matter at no cost with a network mediator. In the event that the member wishes to retain a participating mediator after the initial consultation, they will be provided with a preferred rate reduction of 25% from the mediator’s normal hourly rate.
Are you personally affected by opioid use, or are you worried about someone you love? Here is some information that may be helpful to you.
Help is available for you, or a family member, who is struggling with opioid dependence. Your EAP can be your go-to resource for addressing any opioid-related challenges that you are facing. Remember, opioid addiction is a treatable disease. Opioid dependence is a chronic condition and remaining opioid-free can be a challenge but can be done. View Opioid Flyer or call Aurora EAP at 1-800-236-3231.
The EAP website has been redesigned. Now members can enjoy a more user-friendly experience with easier access to helpful resources. NEW FEATURE: Members will no longer need to sign in with a password. They have created a secure link for members to easily access a whole host of information.
Once on the new EAP site, members will need to choose the section (for employee, for employers, for students and their families) that pertains to them.
The Aurora EAP is committed to our clients, and we continually strive to provide the highest quality and most convenient EAP consultations available. With quality and convenience in mind, it is important to note the following:
Learn more about how to plan your day, set a routine, be flexible, avoid distractions, and keep healthy.
Some individuals may experience various emotions such as anxiety, impatience, frustration, or irritability. This can be a normal reaction when going through uncertainty. For some, it's helpful to be able to identify what is working well or things for which to be grateful.
We crave routine and structure. It's important to establish a sense of purpose in our daily lives. Create a schedule for your home with all members of your household. Post your household schedule for everyone to see. Ensure all are aware of the expectations and hold yourselves and each other accountable.
It is hard when you're robbed of your tried-and-true ways of taking care of your physical and mental health. But don't abandon them; science has shown that exercise, good nutrition, and socializing are directly linked to emotional well-being, so now is the time to get creative. Ensure proper nutrition. Maintain or initiate physical exercise (YouTube, YMCA online, walk/run outside, go hiking, etc). Get plenty of sleep.
We are being asked to stay at home as much as possible. Social distancing recommendations for COVID-19 is 6 feet. Limit outings for essential purposes only-grocery store, pharmacy, etc. Connect with family and friends that live outside of your home via virtual platforms like FaceTime, Zoom, or Google Hangouts. Check-in with family and friends via text, emails, and/or phone calls. Bring back letter writing and find a pen pal.
Limit time spent watching or listening to the news and engaging in social media. Do not leave the news play in the background on your television or radio. Stick to the facts and keep things in perspective. Use the CDC and your public health department as credible sources of truth. Avoid news sources that cause you to feel anxious or distressed.
Help children feel safe. Share facts, not opinions. Let children lead the conversation. If kids are asking questions, they are likely ready for the answer. Be empathetic. Stick to your new schedule and model the behaviors you want to see in your children. Consider appropriate amounts of screen time. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your kids.
We encourage you to reach out for help if you are having a tough time. Signs it is time to reach out for help includes forgetting things more often; having trouble concentrating; having difficulty making decisions; feeling anxious, angry, guilty, or sad; having stomachaches, headaches; increased irritability, trouble sleeping, crying easily, worrying excessively, or wanting to isolate.
EAP is a confidential and no-cost benefit currently providing telephonic and/or video services for employees and their household family members. Call (800) 236-3231 for assistance.
Daily Burn has thousands of different workout videos so you can mix it up every day right from you home. Choose from group workouts or 1-on-1 training. Enter quick details about yourself, and they will tailor programs for your level and goals—including a schedule of workout videos to follow, nutrition plans, even rest days. Click on the following link to receive your free 30-day trial. https://dailyburn.com/landing#!home
Headspace, an online meditation tool, is offering FREE access to all teachers, school administrators and support staff. Enjoy guided meditations to reduce stress and anxiety, or to help you focus. There are also meditations for kids!
Relax and de-stress with these daily free meditations for KIDS and ADULTS.
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With Down Dog you get a brand new yoga practice every time you come to your mat. Unlike following pre-recorded videos, Down Dog won't make you do the same workout over and over again. With over 60,000 different configurations, Down Dog gives you the power to build a yoga practice you love! SASD employees can enjoy yoga via Down Dog for free through July 1, 2021, by using your SASD email when creating your user ID. Download in the app store at http://bit.ly/3bagazY
When schools are closed due to COVID, the fitness centers will also be closed.
North High School and South High School have state-of-the-art Fitness Centers. A staff person will be present at all times to supervise, answer questions, and demonstrate proper use of equipment. All participants must attend a 1-hour drop-in orientation before participating.
The following resources can help you maintain your strength and resilience.
This Collection of Mental Health and Support Resources contains phone numbers and websites for local mental health associations, suggestions for how to talk to kids about the outbreak, as well as tips for healthcare workers, caretakers of older adults, and people in isolation. It also includes information on disaster assistance loans, tips for stress prevention, crisis hotlines, recognizing signs of stress, and personal disaster plans.
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Medical physicians can diagnose acute ailments, recommend treatments, and prescribe medications. Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Allergy specialists are also available. You must be on the SASD medical plan to qualify. The average cost is $49 or less, depending on the service. Download the app at the Apple Store or Google Play.
Using TeleVisits, you can connect face-to-face with a provider using your phone, tablet or computer. These virtual visits, allow you to access care from a Healics provider without leaving your home. Healics will be waiving fees for all TeleVisits through the month of June.
Call InHealth at (920) 547-4210 to schedule your TeleVisit. View the Flyer with more information.
The Wellness Program is pleased to announce a modification to our Fitness Center Reimbursement Program. Spouses are now eligible to receive a $40 refund towards their fitness center membership by submitting proof that they worked out at a fitness center at least 80 times over the past calendar year (January 1 through December 31). Refunds for spouses will be deposited into the employee's bank account on record. Submit proof of your 80 visits to a fitness facility for the year 2020, to Pattie Pilz in Human Resources by no later than February 15, 2021.
SASD Wellness is offering a $25 class discount to full or part-time SASD employees. To redeem this benefit:
Sports Core presents a powerful membership perk exclusively for all Sheboygan Area School District employees. Enroll for just $150 (normally $250)! Employees who are or become Sports Core members will receive a $15 rebate from Sports Core when they check-in 10 days or more each month. If you attend a fitness facility 80 times a year, you will receive a $40 reimbursement from Sheboygan Area School District.
Additional complimentary benefits include wellness consultation, personal training sessions, Sports Core Group Fitness classes, and a Sports Core New Member Coupon Book ($500 Value). Contact Member Services at (920) 208-4664 to schedule your appointment for a personalized tour and to receive a complimentary seven-day trial pass.