Wellness Wednesdays

posted May 11, 2020, 4:43 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Wellness Wednesdays Overview


The Division of School Climate and Wellness has begun a Wellness Wednesdays initiative in an effort to assist students, their families, and educators in developing skills to maintain their physical, mental and emotional well-being during this time of remote learning.


Wellness Wednesdays uses a skills-based, whole-child approach that promotes accessible and actionable resources as well as student-facing activities that can help young people be healthy, focused, and ready to learn, not only now but also when they return to their school communities.


Each week Wellness Wednesday resources are shared on the DOE’s website and grounded in the core question “How do we take care of ourselves and take care of others during difficult times?” This question is addressed each week through a specific theme with a complementary student/family activity along with supporting resources and a fitness-at-home video. The Office of Equity and Access’ biweekly Forum for Young Men is also a part of Wellness Wednesdays, offering guest speakers who can offer words of inspiration and provide support and encouragement to young men. Wellness Wednesdays may also offer opportunities to highlight educators, leaders, experts, partners and students who are promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


Please visit the Wellness Wednesdays site each week and join in sharing these mental health and wellness activities by using the hashtags #WellnessWednesdayNYC #WellnessWednesday and #DSCW_nycdoe on all of your social media platforms. 


Wellness Wednesday Theme 

April 29


Living with Wellness

How can we take care of ourselves and others through challenging times?  

May 6

Healthy Minds

How can we better manage thoughts and cope with emotions in ways that are healthy?  

May 13


Safeguard Our Well-Being

How can we practice strategies to strengthen and protect your well-being?  

May 20


Nutrition and Food Security During Insecure Times

How can we ensure we are accessing and eating wholesome meals?  

May 27

Movement Magic

How can we effectively utilize the space we have to be physically active so that we can support our physical and mental health?  

June 3

Engaging in Healthy Relationships and Social Connections

How can we build relationships and connections that are healthy, supportive, and safe?  

June 10

Loving Everybody

How can we respect and celebrate our differences?  

June 17

Our Human Connection

How are we honoring and learning from our shared experience?  

June 24

Living with Wellness (Part 2) 

How can we continue to take care of ourselves and others through challenging times?