The Resilient Cardinal

Because You Matter

December 2020

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Cardinal Care Website

Click here for information on family supports, therapists available in each school, and staff supports. Staff supports include information on supports available, staff links, and the elementary and secondary referral process.

CLICK HERE to see the AWARE grant quarter 1 report

Here is the Project AWARE grant quarterly report for the first quarter of the second year of the grant. This report is for data from July 1st - September 30th.

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The school district is using a new app called “Purposity." Anyone in the community can download the app for free.

Once a week, a notification will be sent to users, letting the community know about the needs in the district and giving them a chance to help a child in need. Each item on the list will include a brief message and the price, which may be as low as $10 and must be less than $250. Each item has a link to the item on for purchase. The items are shipped to the school and given to the student.

Examples of items can be anything from hygiene products, new shoes, a winter coat, or something bigger like a new bed. Once we post those needs, the notifications go out, and the community has the ability to click from their phones to meet that need. Each school has a variety of ways to find out the needs of our students. If you have a need that you would like to request help for, please feel free to reach out to the school counselor at your child's school to let them know.

Please help us by downloading the Purposity App, click on organizations, find the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, and click to Follow us! Once you make an account and register for the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, a list of needs will pop up that you can choose from.

We are excited to announce that we have reached our goal of 250 followers on Purposity! This means that we can start posting needs for our school district!

School Based Mental Health Numbers

Click here to see the updated School Based Mental Health numbers

Interconnected Systems Framework: See What is Available

Click here to see what resources, co-facilitated small groups, and professional development opportunities are available for this school year.

Get Active Survey!

Benefits of regular physical activity include:

  • Increases resiliency and lowers stress.
  • Reduce your risk of a heart attack.
  • Manage your weight better.
  • Have a lower blood cholesterol level.
  • Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
  • Have lower blood pressure.
  • Have stronger bones, muscles and joints and lower risk of developing osteoporosis.
  • Lower your risk of falls.

Please fill out this Get Active Survey for your chance to win a prize!

Mindfulness Survey Winners!

Tessa Darley and Dianne Marquardt were the winners of a Cardinal Care bag. Thank you for letting us know how many days you practiced mindfulness or meditation within the last month. We are glad to hear that you are taking care of yourselves!

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REALiving Staff Resources

EAP Call Center: 877.256.9302

(Call to access services in EAP, ask questions about EAP, connect with a counselor for phone support, connect with someone from REALiving for 'management consultation'- aka brainstorm ways to use the EAP to support your team, connect with any member of our EAP team for your OWN personal support during this stressful time). You can also email us at

All materials we have ever published are available at:


Username: CFAUSDistrict

Password: cfausd_employee

The ABC's to wellness can be accessed on the left side of the screen. We are posting the weekly covid specific issues there too.

The Champions of People can be accessed on the left side of the screen too. September - December issues are COVID specific.

Support Available

Real-Living Counselors are available 24/7 via the Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) phone line. The phone number is 855.838.7170

To schedule an appointment with the Employee Achievement Program (EAP), call 1-877-256-9302. To access other information visit: (username: CFAUSD password:cfausd_employee)

Wellness Resources including REALiving weekly articles.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or distressed over COVID-19,

you can call a distress line at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

If you have additional questions about mental health resources in the

Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, please see

Jamie Ganske

Director of Mental Health and Resiliency