Health Services

Woodland School Nurse
Deb Carellas BSN, R.N., NCSN
dcarellas@stgrsd.org
(P) 413-569-6598 Ext. 3111
(F) 413-569-4107

Click here to visit the District Health Services webpage for additional information and health forms.


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Watch a video of Mrs. Carellas, our Woodland School Nurse

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Click here to watch "Woodland Healthy Hands" video

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
I hope that everyone is making sure that they are keeping physically active during this time.  Getting exercise is one way to help keep yourself healthy.  Now that the weather is warming up, it makes you want to be outside even more.
You need to make sure that you are being safe when you play outside.  Always wear proper protective equipment when you ride your bike, rollerskate, skateboard, or ride a scooter, especially a helmet.
Here are two links to animated children's videos from the US Department of Transportation that talk about bicycle and pedestrian safety.  There are also resources available for parents.

Bicycle Safer Journey

Pedestrian Safer Journey
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Click here to watch "Story Time with Mrs. Carellas" video

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Wear a Mask in Public

Muppets Face Covering Do's & Don'ts Infographic

 

Massachusetts Governor Baker issued an order requiring people to wear masks or cloth face coverings when in public places where physical distancing is not possible.
The Governor made this decision to help prevent the spread of germs.  This is something that you can do to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

Here is a link for parents/guardians to learn more: MA DPH web site "Wear a Mask in Public"

Click here to watch the MA DPH video: "How to Safely Cover Your Face Outside of Home"  

Click here for instructions from the CDC web site on how to make your own cloth masks.  
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Sun Safety
Remember to Slip!  Slop!  Slap!...and Wrap when you're outdoors - Slip on a shirt, slop on broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, slap on a wide-brimmed hat, and wrap on sunglasses.

Resources for parents/guardians: http://www.skincancerprevention.org

Click here to watch a video made by Mrs. Carellas, Woodland School Nurse.
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Rest, Relax, and Recharge with Nature

Everyone needs to take time everyday to take care of themselves. Our bodies, brains, and nervous systems need a break to reset. This will allow us to be more focused on what we are doing, keep our emotions calm, help us to be in control of our bodies, and assist us to make good decisions.

Going outside is one way to do this. You can go in your yard, go on a bicycle ride or hike with your family, go for a walk in your neighborhood, and you can explore new places.

Exploring new places can be hard right now while we are "Staying Safer at Home" and not able to travel or go on vacation.

Fortunately, there are many virtual opportunities to see places, animals, and nature right from your own home.

Here are some links for virtual nature breaks and exploration:

1. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Home Safaris. Each "Home Safari" program will highlight one animal that lives at the zoo and will include an "At Home Activity" you can do. A new one is added daily. You can also click on "Animals" to learn all about the different animals.

2. San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. "Wildlife Cams" livestream views of animals as they explore, eat, swing, pounce, groom, and play through their day. You can watch the live cams during the daytime from 7:30am-7:30pm Pacific Time. They rebroadcast during the nighttime hours of 7:30pm-7:30am Pacific Time. Click on "Animals & Plants" to learn more about them.

3. New England Aquarium Virtual Visits. There are currently 65 "Virtual Visits" on YouTube and a new one is added daily. You can also watch live views from inside the aquarium on their two webcams.

4. Monterey Bay Aquarium. There are 10 Live Cam's and they also have narrated feedings during the week. You can watch ocean animals while soothing music is played during the hours of 7:00am-7:00pm Pacific Time. Get to know some of the ocean animals by clicking on "Animals A to Z" or "Ocean Habitats".

5. 5 National Parks Virtual Tours that include: Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska; Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii; Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico; Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah; and Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida. You can view all five or click on each individual park to view just that one.

6. Grand Canyon in Depth Video Series. There are eight episodes that range from 7 minutes to 11 minutes in length.

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Click here to watch a new "Storytime with Mrs. Carellas" video

"A Little Spot Stays Home"