Our Regis Catholic Schools theme for the year is “Healthy Habits”. These “Healthy Habits” are mental, physical (nutrition, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention), and spiritual. We will be encouraging our staff to set a good example for our students and our families.
Our new Regis Catholic Schools Mental Health Coordinator will work to make mental health screeners available for our students. These will be used as often as deemed necessary for an entire class or for an individual student or staff member.
We will continue to encourage students, staff, and families to remain active in all seasons. As we focus on physical health, we will concentrate on nutrition, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
Healthy eating is important. In fact, experts say it is one of the most important factors in maintaining health. We will encourage our students to make healthy food choices as often as possible.
We will encourage our students to utilize fresh air and stay active at least 60 minutes a day. We will continue to hold recess and physical education classes. We will provide suggestions of ways to continue to be safely active outdoors.
Hygiene & Disease Prevention
We will continually educate ourselves and share information about germs and their transfer. Our students and staff will participate in hand washing every two hours. We will also demonstrate, practice, and apply appropriate ways to sneeze or cough and ways to properly disinfect areas after use as appropriate for each age level. Families should take their child(ren)’s temperature each day before sending them to school.
We will take time to pray together with rote prayers, as well as impromptu prayers throughout the school day. As in the past, our students and staff will continue to pray for those in need. We will share reading materials and books, especially the Bible, to strengthen students' understanding of our faith and Jesus Christ. We will also encourage our students and staff to have open conversations about their faith journey. We will talk about the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as well as the importance of a community of worship. Mass schedules will be communicated from each individual school. Faith-strengthening retreats for students and staff (following physical distancing and all safety measures recommended by the Eau Claire City-County Health Department) will take place.