Collective Care and Wellness Series

  • Throughout the next few years, the Office of School Support will offer a new series of district-sponsored wellness activities. Schools will also have the opportunity to create staff relaxation spaces, or participate in relationship building and wellness activities as a school community (information coming soon!). Join us for upcoming opportunities! 


    Shifting Into a Restorative Mindset: Cohort 2

    Come join Chelsea Schmitz-Gillam and Samara Eltahir, restorative practitioners with the Legal Rights Center, for twice monthly restorative circles for SPPS staff. Our intention in these circles is to dive into topics related to shifting into the restorative mindset as a means to transforming SPPS classrooms and school communities into more relationship-centered spaces where youth can thrive.

    • Cohort 2 is intended for TAs and EAs 
    • Participants should commit to attending all sessions (cohort begins January 5)
    • Supplemental pay is available if outside of contracted day
    • Register and find more details on PowerSchool: Course #20280 (registration opens November 16) 


    Virtual staff yoga offered through employee wellness. Learn more and sign up on the link: Virtual Staff Yoga 

Forest Bathing
  • Why this series? 

    Every member of the SPPS Community plays a role in cultivating collective wellness and a healthy school and district culture. As we increase our collective wellness, it will improve relationships among adults, in classrooms, in schools, and in district offices and help improve school and district climate. This is at the root of Social Emotional Learning (SEL).  

    Though we have all been affected in different ways, we’ve all faced challenges in the past few years. When we acknowledge the harm of negative culture and the history of trauma and systemic racism, recognize recent tragedy and losses, when we make changes allowing people to heal, only then can we move forward with a vision that cultivates wellness for individuals leading to strong relationships.