Staff Wellness: Resources

The Sheboygan Area School District offers their employees a variety of resources to keep themselves physically and mentally healthy. We constantly work to provide opportunities for our team to better themselves outside of the classroom so they can be their best in the classroom. Explore our wellness classes, programs, and resources.

The following resources can help you maintain your strength and resilience.

Recognize and Validate Grief
Stay in the Present

Separate Out What You Can and Cannot Control

Notice and Manage Worried Thoughts

Pay Attention to Joy

Find the Right Balance of Structure and Flexibility

Get Active

Invest in Social Connectedness

Online Resources for COVID-19 - NEW

Information on where to go for help with the below topics all in one handout provided by United Way of Sheboygan County and Mental Health America in Sheboygan County. Print here.

  • About
  • Child Care
  • Mental Health
  • Disabilities
  • Employment/Unemployment
  • Financial Assistance
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Youth
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare Providers
  • First Responders/Law Enforcement

Aurora's EAP Services During COVID-19

Any employee that is in crisis will receive immediate support from Aurora's Employee Assistant Program 24/7. Learn more about their telephonic and video services available during COVID-19

Tips for Coping During COVID-19

Learn about creating a new routine, re-inventing self-care, working from home, talking to your children, and asking for additional support, plus so much more! View EAP's coping flyer.

Covid-19 Mental Health Resources

This Collection of Mental Health and Support Resources contains phone numbers and websites for local mental health associations, suggestions for how to talk to kids about the outbreak, as well as tips for healthcare workers, caretakers of older adults, and people in isolation. It also includes information on disaster assistance loans, tips for stress prevention, crisis hotlines, recognizing signs of stress, and personal disaster plans.

Mindfulness and Meditation Website Links

How Mindfulness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic - (updated 3/30/20)
How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19 - (updated 3/30/20)

Mindful Videos

All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes - (updated 4/9/2020)
Be Well At Home (enter your name and email address to view) (updated 4/9/20)
Mindfulness from the Voices of Youth
Headspace's Meditation Tips "Letting Go of Effort"

    Dietician consultation is available to SASD employees or household members. You do not need to be on SASD insurance as this is a district benefit!

    Meet Emily Werner, RD

    Emily is a 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in Nutrition and Exercise Science.

    Dietitian Training

    Emily received her credentials as a registered dietitian through their dietetics program in the summer of 2015. The program includes over 1,200 hours of supervised practice focusing on the specific nutritional needs of a diverse population and a state exam.

    Adult Weight Management Training

    Mrs. Werner received an additional certification in Adult Weight Management training.

    Emily currently works full-time at Sartori Company as their Wellness Manager and continues to meet with individuals for nutrition coaching. In her free time, she enjoys watching documentaries, hiking, and going to the gym.

    Email Nicole Johnsrud if you would like to receive the Dietitian Nutrition Interest Questionnaire.

    Take action towards better health. Based in a confidential environment, our goal is to unlock your potential to maximize your own health.

    What Does A Health Coach Do?

    Nikki Hiebing, the SASD Health Coaches will find new ways to inspire healthier habits. Her focus is on guiding you into self-realization of your health vision rather than telling you what you need to do. Each session concludes with a reasonable action goal. As a Health Coach, Nicole is able to empower those that she works with to help create a healthy lifestyle for themselves. Her passion comes from knowing how much she is able to influence participants with knowledge of wellness.

    Telephonic Health Coaching

    The health coach is available for appointments over the phone for those of you who are trying to reduce your interactions with others at this time. To change your appointment from in-person to telephonic, or to schedule a telephonic coaching session, please contact the InHealth clinic at (920) 547-4210.

    Health Coaching Topics

    • Weight Management
    • Nutrition
    • Exercise Programming
    • Stress Management
    • Diabetes Prevent/Manage
    • Creating Sleep Patterns
    • Goal Setting
    • Heart Health Education
    • Tobacco Cessation
    • Time Management
    • Body Image Issues
    • Healthy Relationship Boundaries
    • Improving Self Esteem
    • Healthy Cooking Tips

    Make an Appointment

    Schedule your health coaching session today by calling 920-547-4210, Ext. 118. Or go to Log in to your InHealth Dashboard. Click the Schedule an Appointment box. Select InHealth Coaching.

    Nikki Hiebing - Health Coach

    Office Phone
    (920) 547-4210, ext 118

    Cell Phone
    (920) 234-5626



    Virtual Personal Training

    When: June 15 - August 14, 2020
    Cost: Free!
    Points: 50 points

    Workout in the privacy of your home under the virtual guidance of either Elliot Schmitt or Nikki Hiebing. Participants will be notified by June 8, if you are accepted into the program. Open to SASD employees and their spouses.

    Elliot's 45-minute sessions run from 6:00 - 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Sign up for Elliot's class here.

    Nikki's 30-minute classes run from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Sign up for Nikki's class here.

    Core Fusion with Clare Spalding

    Come join in virtual Core Fusion for a full-body workout! Exercises focus on strengthening abdominal and lower back muscles. Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6:30 am to 7:30 am via Zoom. This class is active now through August. No fee!

    Day: Monday (through August)
    Time: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
    Link to Attend Class: go to click join a meeting in upper right
    Meeting ID: 897-9246-1076

    Day: Wednesday (through August)
    Time: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
    Link to Attend Class: go to click join a meeting in upper right
    Meeting ID: 883-8284-4925

    Yoga (Ann-Marie)

    Days: June 16 - mid-August (Tue/Thur)
    Time: 7:30 - 8:30 am
    Cost: Free for SASD
    Requirement: Preregister

    Due to limited capacity, while maintaining physical distancing, all attendees will need to pre-register for each class. You are able to sign up for multiple sessions at a time. At checkout, select "Pay in Studio" which informs Sunshine that the attendees are SASD employees. Because of limited capacity, if you preregister but are unable to attend, please cancel prior to class. You will need to bring your own mat or purchase one from the studio. View the mat order information. If you wish to purchase a mat from the studio, please place your order by noon on Friday. View Sunshine Studio's Cleaning, Client Procedures, and Equipment Use Procedures. View Summer Yoga Procedures and Process.

    Yoga (Ann-Marie)
    "Live Stream"

    Days: June 16 - mid-August (Tue/Thur)
    Time: 7:30 - 8:30 am
    Link to Attend Class:
    Meeting ID: 972 876 425
    Password: 252040
    Cost: Free!

    Beginning June 2, SASD employees/spouses may purchase a two-week unlimited yoga pass for $29 and attend as many sessions as they would like for two weeks. View offer.

    Soul Sculpt Virtual Classes

    All virtual Soul Sculpt classes for the week of May 17-May 23 have been canceled. Pre-recorded classes are available to view on Cyndi's Facebook page. You must have a Facebook account to view. Search for Corona Fitness Group. Classes are expected to return this fall.

    Nikki's @ Home Workouts

    The below links include a variety of workouts to incorporate strength training and cardio in your workout.

    Interval Dumbbell - new
    Cardio HITT - new
    Total Body Workout 2 - new
    1,000 Rep Workout
    Intermediate Crazy 8
    The 30 Workout
    Butt and Gut
    Alphabet Workout
    Cardio Interval 2
    Total Body Stability
    Total Body Interval
    Kickboxing HIIT
    Core Barre Strength
    Cardio Interval 1
    Total Body Dumbbell
    Upper HIIT
    Lower HIIT
    Cardio Interval HIIT
    Total Body Workout
    Pyramid Workout
    Crazy Eights

    Kamps Live

    As a result of temporarily closing their studios at UW Madison and UW Miami, Kamps Live, a group fitness company, is now offering digital at home "sweat sessions". No equipment needed! Simply signup at and they will send you links to 3-4 Zoom classes the day prior to the class. Cost is now $5 per class or $25 per month for unlimited classes.

    Down Dog

    With Down Dog you get a brand new yoga practice every time you come to your mat. Unlike following pre-recorded videos, Down Dog won't make you do the same workout over and over again. With over 60,000 different configurations, Down Dog gives you the power to build a yoga practice you love! SASD employees can enjoy yoga via Down Dog for free through July 1, 2020, by using your SASD email when creating your user ID. Download in the app store at



    6 Effective Habits For Working at Home

    Learn more about how to plan your day, set a routine, be flexible, avoid distractions, and keep healthy.

    Accepting the Negative

    Some individuals may experience various emotions such as anxiety, impatience, frustration or irritability. This can be a normal reaction when going through uncertainty. For some it's helpful to be able to identify what is working well or things for which to be grateful.

    Creating a New Routine

    We crave routine and structure. It's important to establish a sense of purpose in our daily lives. Create a schedule for your home with all members of your household. Post your household schedule for everyone to see. Ensure all are aware of the expectations and hold yourselves and each other accountable.

    • Get dressed like you were going to the office
    • Use a desk/table to mimic your office setting
    • Incorporate physical activity
    • Set a designated space as work
    • Regularly check in with co-worker
    • Set work hours
    • Work within the identified times
    • Take breaks
    • Set expectations with family
    • Adjust plan according to daily/weekly needs

    Re-inventing Self-Care

    It is hard when you're robbed of your tried-and-true ways of taking care of your physical and mental health. But don't abandon them; science has shown that exercise, good nutrition and socializing are directly linked to emotional well-being, so now is the time to get creative. Ensure proper nutrition. Maintain or initiate physical exercise (YouTube, YMCA online, walk/run outside, go hiking, etc). Get plenty of sleep.

    Social Distancing

    We are being asked to stay at home as much as possible. Social distancing recommendations for COVID-19 is 6 feet. Limit outings for essential purposes only-grocery store, pharmacy, etc. Connect with family and friends that live outside of your home via virtual platforms like FaceTime, Zoom, or Google Hangouts. Check in with family and friends via text, emails, and/or phone calls. Bring back letter writing and find a pen pal.

    Exposure to Media

    Limit time spent watching or listening to the news and engaging in social media. Do not leave the news play in the background on your television or radio. Stick to the facts and keep things in perspective. Use the CDC and your public health department as credible sources of truth. Avoid news sources that cause you to feel anxious or distressed.

    Talking to Children

    Help children feel safe. Share facts, not opinions. Let children lead the conversation. If kids are asking questions, they are likely ready for the answer. Be empathetic. Stick to your new schedule and model the behaviors you want to see in your children. Consider appropriate amounts of screen time. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your kids.

    Know When to Ask for Additional Support

    We encourage you to reach out for help if you are having a tough time. Signs it is time to reach out for help include forgetting things more often; having trouble concentrating; having difficulty making decisions; feeling anxious, angry, guilty, or sad; having stomachaches, headaches; increased irritability, trouble sleeping, crying easily, worrying excessively, or wanting to isolate.

    EAP is a confidential and no cost benefit currently providing telephonic and/or video services for employees and their household family members. Call (800) 236-3231 for assistance.

    Call 800-236-3231 from 8-5 p.m.

    EAP Update

    Effective immediately, all EAP sessions will be conducted telephonically or using video conferencing. All Account activity (leader consultations, in-person meetings, training, etc) will need to be telephonic or conducted through webinars. In the unfortunate need of having counselors available following a crisis, EAP will provide services telephonically. EAP will remain virtual until further notice.

    EAP Brochure

    Aurora EAP is a free and confidential resource available to help you resolve personal or workplace issues quickly, confidentially and effectively. Call us at (800) 236-3231 to speak with one of our EAP counselors.

    • Stress or depression
    • Relationship issues
    • Alcohol and drug use/abuse
    • Money management
    • Legal issues
    • Other personal concerns

    View the brochure below for more information on all services provided by EAP.

    Aurora EAP Webinar - Free

    As a courtesy, the Aurora EAP program is also offering free viewing of various financial webinars that we hope you find helpful. View a brief description of the four webinars. Don't forget to register by clicking the blue button below each webinar's description!

    1. Navigating Your Finances in Unpredictable Times
    2. Investor Education: Managing Your Money in Volatile Markets
    3. Budgeting When Income is Uncertain
    4. Investor Education: Strategies During Volatile Markets

    Learn to Live Happier

    A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that being happy actually benefits health and helps promote a healthy lifestyle. Happy people are more likely to take better care of themselves and choose healthy behaviors.

    • Practice gratitude daily
    • Get and stay active
    • Connect with others
    • Learn to meditate
    • Don’t shortchange your sleep

    Still struggling? Aurora EAP is here to help. Give us a call at 800-236-3231. You’ll be happy you did.

    EAP Helps Find Schools for Your Child

    EAP offers families help finding preschools, public and private PK-12 schools, and even with the college selection and planning process! Contact them for more information.

    Financial Consultations

    Aurora EAP provides a free, 1/2 hour financial consultation as part of our regular service menu. Employees may consult with a financial professional regarding many different types of financial questions or concerns. Services include but are not limited to budget and debt counseling; retirement, estate, college and mortgage planning; or questions regarding the new tax guidelines.

    It's OK To Not Be OK

    Everyday life presents challenge enough for any of us. When you invest yourself in your job, stress levels can sometimes get higher. Regardless of the role we play, regularly responding to challenges can lead any of us to need a bit of additional support. It’s important for you to know that you are not alone. Assistance is available through EAP. We are your partners in support if you want help coping with a tough situation or if you just want to talk.

    Legal Consultation

    Aurora EAP works with CLC Inc., to provide professional legal consultations and referrals for covered employees (members) and their eligible family members. Types of matters include: civil/consumer issues, personal/family legal services, financial, real estate, criminal, IRS, estate planning, immigration and naturalization matters. One initial 30-minute office or telephone consultation per separate legal matter is available at no cost with a network attorney. If you wish to retain a participating attorney, you will be provided with a 25% discount from the attorney's normal hourly rate.

    Legal and Mediation Services Details

    Mediation Services

    Aurora EAP works with CLC Inc., to provide professional mediation services for such topics as divorce, child custody, contractual disputes, real estate/landlord tenant, car accidents and insurance disputes. Each member is entitled to one (1) initial thirty-minute phone consultation per separate legal matter at no cost with a network mediator. In the event that the member wishes to retain a participating mediator after the initial consultation, they will be provided with a preferred rate reduction of 25% from the mediator’s normal hourly rate.

    Concerned about the Opioid Crisis?

    Are you personally affected by opioid use, or are you worried about someone you love? Here is some information that may be helpful to you.

    Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Dependence

    • Needing an increased amount of opioids to relieve pain, or get high
    • Feeling physical or mental withdrawal symptoms after stopping opioid use
    • Being unsuccessful in repeated attempts to cut down, or control, opioid use

    Your EAP can help Help

    Help is available for you, or a family member, who is struggling with opioid dependence. Your EAP can be your go-to resource for addressing any opioid-related challenges that you are facing.

    Remember, opioid addiction is a treatable disease. Opioid dependence is a chronic condition and remaining opioid-free can be a challenge but can be done.

    View Opioid Flyer below or call Aurora EAP at 1-800-236-3231.

    Opioid Flyer 

    EAP Newsletters

    Link Between Happiness and Health
    Giving the Gift of Time

    Surviving Holiday Gatherings

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Sleep Matters in Workplace

    Helpful Articles

    Celebrating National Recovery Month
    Sending Your Child to College

    Let's Talk About Money

    Practicing Mindfulness Reduces Stress

    EAP Website

    EAP Webpage Access

    The EAP website has been redesigned. Now members can enjoy a more user-friendly experience with easier access to helpful resources. NEW FEATURE: Members will no longer need to sign in with a password. They have created a secure link for members to easily access a whole host of information.

    Once on the new EAP site, members will need to choose the section (for employee, for employers, for students and their families) that pertains to them.

    The Aurora EAP is committed to our clients, and we continually strive to provide the highest quality and most convenient EAP consultations available. With quality and convenience in mind, it is important to note the following:

    • All consultations are made available either in-person or telephonically upon the employee's request.
    • All in-person consultations are scheduled at facilities no further than 20 miles or 30 minutes from the employee's company or home.
    • The scheduling time for non-emergent consultations is 2 days
    • Same-day appointments are available in urgent or emergent situations.
    • Telephonic consultations with masters-prepared counselors are available immediately, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Grief - Resources and Information

    Approaches to Being Happier
    Understanding Grief and Loss

    Working Through the Stages of Grief

    Coping Skills Do's and Don'ts

    Suggestions for Coping

    How to Help Those You Care About

    /perch/resources/admin/newslet...May is National Stroke Awareness Month

    Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. The good news is that strokes can be prevented. Reduce your risk of having a stroke and recognize warning signs of stroke in yourself and others. View the Stroke Risk Scorecard to help you identify your risk for stroke. Learn more!

    Free Apps

    Daily Burn

    Daily Burn has thousands of different workout videos so you can mix it up every day right from you home. Choose from group workouts or 1-on-1 training. Enter quick details about yourself, and they will tailor programs for your level and goals—including a schedule of workout videos to follow, nutrition plans, even rest days. Click on the following link to receive your free 30-day trial.!home


    Headspace, an online meditation tool, is offering FREE access to all teachers, school administrators and support staff. Enjoy guided meditations to reduce stress and anxiety, or to help you focus. There are also meditations for kids!

    Daily Meditations

    Relax and de-stress with these daily free meditations for KIDS and ADULTS.

    Centr Workout and Meal Plan

    Workout at home. Stay healthy and seek calm together with actor Chris Hemsworth's team. Now offering a free 7-day trial. Sign up today at

    Down Dog

    With Down Dog you get a brand new yoga practice every time you come to your mat. Unlike following pre-recorded videos, Down Dog won't make you do the same workout over and over again. With over 60,000 different configurations, Down Dog gives you the power to build a yoga practice you love! SASD employees can enjoy yoga via Down Dog for free through July 1, 2020, by using your SASD email when creating your user ID. Download in the app store at


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    Farnsworth MIddle School International Club Donates $800 for Moving Windmill Charity in Malawi

    Farnsworth MIddle School International Club Donates $800 for Moving Windmill Charity in Malawi

    March 1, 2020

    The Farnsworth Middle School International Club is devoted to learning about the cultures and customs of the world while providing a social outlet for students who share these interests. Sometimes those interests provide batteries that support children in school on the other side of the world.

    Three Sheboygan Area School District Schools Honored with Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition

    Three Sheboygan Area School District Schools Honored with Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition

    April 9, 2020

    Cooper Elementary, Grant Elementary, and James Madison Elementary Schools are among 107 schools statewide selected as Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition in the Beating-the-Odds category for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Sheboygan Area School District Celebrates Teachers, Students Who Win Kohl Foundation Scholarship

    May 1, 2020

    Two North High teachers, two North High students, and one South High student are the recipients of Herb Kohl Foundation scholarships or awards.

    Learn about the Sheboygan Area School District's Employee Wellness program and resources!

    Staff Wellness