EWRSD Wellness Newsletter

Fifth Edition

Dear Families,

We hope this edition of the Wellness Newsletter finds you well. As always, we have compiled a number of resources available to help support students and families. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor or teacher should you need assistance.

To view past newsletters, please visit our website.

COVID-19 Information and Resources

At this time last year, I don’t think anyone anticipated that words such as isolation and quarantine would become part of our daily lexicon. We have included some links below that you may find useful that explain the difference between the two, as well as some additional COVID-19 resources.

Isolation vs Quarantine

Infographic on Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

CDC guidance for sharing a home during isolation

Tested positive - next steps

Tested negative - next steps

CDC cleaning and disinfection

24/7 COVID Hotline

24-Hour Public Hotline

Have general COVID-19 questions?

The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the Public on COVID-19:

Call: 2-1-1

Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253

Text: NJCOVID to 898-211

Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

New Jersey Resources 2020-2021 Guide

The 2020-2021 New Jersey Resources Directory is a comprehensive resource guide identifying the various programs and services the Department of Human Services offers to New Jersey residents, caregivers, and advocates. In this guide, a family can find out more information on how to apply for food, income, and employment assistance, as well as health care and much more. A caregiver can get information on support programs and services to assist them in caring for their loved ones. And individuals with disabilities and their families can get information on various services that include in-home supports, vocational rehabilitation, and education.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, you can reach our certified Information and Referral specialists through the Division of Disability Services toll-free at 1-888-285-3036.

English Resource Guide

Spanish Resource Guide

Wellness Resources

Pause and Reset: Brief Stress Management and Mindfulness Techniques Group for Hightstown High School Students

Take a break in between your classes to practice self-care. Please join Tara Adams, MS LPC, Rutgers School-Based Counselor at HHS for a 30-minute mindfulness and stress management group!

The group is open to all interested students and offers you a place to learn and practice mindfulness and stress management techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, simple yoga poses, and other skills you can incorporate into your day/week.

You can simply watch, listen, and/or practice these stress-relieving techniques at your own pace and comfort level. There is no obligation to participate weekly but regular attendance is encouraged in order to learn the skills and techniques thoroughly.

The group will meet weekly for 6-8 weeks.

Each weekly group focuses on different mindfulness practices and stress management skills such as :

Basic of Various Breathing Techniques

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Guided Imagery Meditation

Simple Yoga Poses

Mindfulness through the engagement of senses


CBT strategies for stress reduction

For more information, please contact Tara Adams at tadams@ewrsd.k12.nj.us

Additional Resources

For those in need of clothing, please contact The Mountain Shop, which is operated by the Rubino Academy, located in Ewing. Shoes, pants, coats, etc. are available between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every other Wednesday of the month. There is a 5 item limit per family. If you would like to check inventory or to make an appointment, please contact Ms. Robinson at 609-882-3200.