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Wake Up and Learn

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Recognizing the extent to which sleep impacts overall health and wellbeing, this year the Wissahickon School District is proud to partner with the Janet Weis Children's Hospital (JWCH) at Geisinger Health and Dr. Anne Marie Morse to provide the innovative Wake Up and Learn (WUAL) program to our students. Wake Up and Learn is a school-based sleep education and assessment program that helps empower students, parents, and educators to adopt healthy sleep patterns and improve their overall mental, physical, and emotional health. The two main components of the partnership are as follows:

Sleep Education:

Throughout the year, the district will be sharing monthly educational resources from Wake Up and Learn via email, social media and the district website. We invite all families to review these resources to support your child. 

Free Sleep Assessment for Students:

In March 2024, Wake Up and Learn will administer free, validated, clinical sleep habit assessment to students in grades 7 to 12. The confidential surveys help identify sleep behaviors in children and potential signs of a sleep problem. Students and families will receive customized tips and resources from WUAL to support their child. Parent/guardian may opt their student out of the survey if preferred. More details and opt-out forms will be emailed to families in February 2024.

Questions?

Please contact Kristen Rawlings, WSD Communications Coordinator, at communications@wsdweb.org if you have questions about the district partnership. For specific questions regarding the Wake Up and Learn Program, please contact Ms. Kristina Blessing, Project Manager for Wake Up and Learn, at wakeupandlearn@geisinger.edu.

Poster Contest for Grades 7-12
Turn your good sleep strategies into a $25 gift card!

Your sleep habits affect your learning, athletic performance, and so much more. Now, they can support a shopping spree, too! 

Wake Up and Learn is looking for original poster material that highlights strategies to overcome sleep barriers.  The creators of the best submissions will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and your work will be displayed at WSD schools and participating Wake Up and Learn schools and used for social media promotions.

The submission desdline is Monday, February 26. Winners will be announced during National Sleep Awareness Week, March 10 – 16.

 View contest submission details