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Health and Wellness Resources

Employee Assistance program (EAP)

Brentwood Union School District began implementing an Employee Assistance Program in May 2020 through Optum.  EAP is available to all BUSD regular employees and their dependents.

EAP includes the following FREE resources for employees:

  • Five free counseling/therapy sessions per employee per issue per year
  • 30-minute free consultation with an attorney per employee per issue per year
    • 25% discount on additional attorney services
  • Resources for child care
  • Resources for elder care
  • 30-minute free consultation for financial matters per employee per issue per year
    • 25% discount on additional services
  • Free access to Sanvello app
  • Free access to Talkspace

BUSD employees can access theses resources and many more on the Optum website using the access code shared in emails from Roxane Jablonski-Liu, Assistant Superintendent.  Employees can also call the help number shared in these same emails from Roxane.


Resources for your health during COVID-19 Pandemic

Movement Resources:

  • 24 Hour Fitness 24Go appYou don't have to be a member to register.  Free workouts that are customizable to your needs.

  • Core Power Yoga free access to a selection of their online classes while they are closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Cosmic Kids this YouTube channel offers 2 to 60 min yoga lessons working on balance and strength.

  • LES MILLS  free classes on their streaming platform ,  LES MILLS On Demand until the Coronavirus until the outbreak is over.  The site has 95 video classes for Body Combat, Body Pump, Barre, mindfulness and more. 

  • Peloton:  new users offered a 90-day trial subscription workout  app 

  • Planet Fitness free, 20 minute, online daily workout (no equipment needed) for the next two weeks (staring 3/16/20) will be available on YouTube and Facebook. 

  • Stretch and Grow of the Rockies "Brain Breaks: daily, 10 min YouTube videos that include yoga poses, breathing techniques and exercises.

  • YMCA 360 on demand, healthy living network for YouTube that offers short workout routines

Healthy Eating Resources:

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Harmony for Health - a monthly newsletter

July is Sun Safety Month 

Summer is here and that generally means more sunshine and UV rays.  It also means being more diligent about protecting one’s skin – even if you think a few clouds have you covered.  Invisible UV rays from the sun like UVA and UVB rays are a major cause of skin cancer.  They can also contribute to sunburn, acne, and premature aging of the skin, and may even affect your immune system.

To help lower your risk of skin cancer, protect yourself even on cloudy days.  No matter what the season, you should limit your time in the sun, especially when the sun’s rays are the most direct, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Looking at your shadow is a good way to see if the sun is directly overhead.  A short shadow means that your UV exposure is high while a long shadow means that the sun’s rays are slanted and less intense.

If you must be outdoors, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays and has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 at least 15 to 30 minutes before going in the sun.  And remember to apply sunscreen evenly to all the skin that will be exposed to the sun – including the nose, ears, neck, scalp, lips, and even the feet if wearing sandals or flip flops – and apply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours while in the sun and after swimming or sweating a lot.  It takes about 1-ounce to cover an adult’s body.


July Thrive Recipe    

This month you’re in for a real treat with two delicious summer inspired recipes.  First is the Summer Garden Pasta, a favorite go-to summer recipe for many reasons.  It celebrates the best produce of the season in one dish.  It can be a great way to use up all those extra zucchinis you don’t know what to do with, and any other home garden bounty.  It has a great combination of sweet, crunchy, and savory all in one.  It is also very colorful and light, and great way to celebrate summer!

To make this a quick weeknight dinner, prep on the weekend or night before by making the “sauce” and chopping the veggies and then refrigerating.  Then, all you have to do is cook the veggies and pasta, and toss it all together – easily making dinner in 15 minutes!

If you’re looking to cool off or pair the Summer Garden Pasta with a delicious light dessert, enjoy this second recipe, Watermelon Granita.  Originally from Sicily, this icy treat resembles a sophisticated and healthy version of a snow cone.  Instead of being made with artificial sugary syrups, it’s made with fresh fruit, a little sugar, and water.  Watermelons are a great base because they don’t require extra water or much sugar.  Make watermelon granita ahead of time and serve as a light dessert for a summer dinner party — or enjoy immediately as a refreshing and hydrating snack.

For additional nutritious and delicious recipes, visit

Just click here to take you to the CCCSIG Health Benefits webpage for healthy links!


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Fitness Resources

A variety of local gyms offer discounts to BUSD employees.  The list below provides current discounts of which Human Resources is aware.  If you know of others, please contact anyone in Human Resources and we will follow up with the company.








TO ENROLL: click here and use corporate ID:  100172 

- 20% off employee monthly membership dues (new enrollees only*)

- Special add-on rates for family/friends

- No initiation fee

- Regional club access to all 54 clubs in Northern California

- 10% off personal training

- Click here to view the flyer for more details

All active employees (perm, sub and contractors), retirees and their families are eligible as long as they can show proof of employment

Already a member of 24 Hour Fitness, please contact Megan Thompson, Regional Corporate Sales Manager, to link you to the CCCSIG program.

All new members receive ZERO initiation fee and $10 off monthly membership dues for 6 months.


**Special 12-Days of Fitness**

Diamond Hills is offering a special 12 Days of Fitness holiday gift membership to all new members.  For BUSD employees who are Diamond Hills members, they can give the gift of health and fitness to a friend or family member this holiday season.

It’s a great gift and best of all it’s FREE!  This holiday promotion will run until December 20th, 2018. Please contact:  Ann Mead at Diamond Hills at

All currently employed by BUSD can receive discount promotion. You will need to show your BUSD badge or document/such as pay stub showing BUSD as employer.

No Start Up Fee

Discounted Rate ($47)

FREE Personal Training Assessment

FREE Two-Week Mx4 Class Pass 

See Flier Here

CLICK HERE CLICK HERE Only active employees (which include perm, sub and contractors) are eligible. Retirees are not eligible. Employees can add on family members, who also receive a discount on the add on rate. When enrolling, be sure to mention CCCSIG for discount (not BUSD).

* Teacher Special! $79 for the first month and $129 after that. All teachers can come for 1 week FREE too and try it out. That is for unlimited classes, nutritional support and personal training. 


*Boot Camp Special! 6 week Boot Camp Starting August 25 is only $189 - a $50 savings.  


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