Wellness Policy Plan

The Concord School District has begun the process of updating our district-wide wellness policy.

A strong wellness policy helps to create supportive school nutrition and physical activity environments that promote better attendance, improve behavior and increase academic performance.

To begin our process, we would like to assess current activities and policies in each Concord school.

The survey is divided to target individuals to be able to assess physical activity and health; nutrition, administrative aspects for wellness and one for all staff to complete regarding general aspects of wellness.

Each survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Name

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* 3. School

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This is the survey for School Administrator(s), we suggest they complete these assessment questions.

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1.  Does your school have a wellness committee or team?
2.  Does your school or district have a written health and safety policy?
3.  Does your school communicate its school or district health and safety policies?
4.  Has your school implemented the district’s wellness policy?
5.  Has the school established a climate that prevents harassment and bullying?
6.  Does your school have a written crisis response plan?
7.  Does the school provide a safe physical environment, inside and outside?
8.  Have all staff members received professional development on preventing unintentional
injuries, violence, and suicide?
9.  Are students provided at least 20 minutes of recess during each school day?
10.  Are indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities open to students, their families, and the
community outside school hours?
11.  Does your school prohibit using physical activity and withholding physical education and or recess as punishment?
12.  Does your school prohibit giving students food as a reward or withholding food as punishment?
13.  Does your school make safe, unflavored, drinking water available throughout the school day at no cost to students?
14.  Do all foods/ beverages sold or served during the school day (outside of the school's meal program) meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards?
15.  Do foods/beverages sold or served outside school hours (outside of the school's meal program) meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards?
16.  Do most or all sites outside the cafeteria offer appealing, low-fat fruits, vegetables, or dairy
products?
17.  Do fundraising events, during and outside school hours meet the USDA's Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards?
18.  Does your school prohibit the use of tobacco by students, staff and visitors?
19.  Have all staff members  been trained or have received professional development on CPR and First Aid and food emergencies?
20.  Does your school offer school meals (breakfast and lunch) programs that are fully accessible to all students?
21.  Do venues outside the cafeteria (e.g., vending machines, school stores, canteens, snack bars, or snack or food carts) where food is available offer fruits and non-fried vegetables?
22.  Do students have at least 10 minutes to eat breakfast and at least 20 minutes to eat lunch,
counting from the time they are seated?
23.  Does your school have a full-time, registered school nurse responsible for health services all
day, every day?
24.  Does your school have a plan to address food allergy management?
25.  Does your school have access to (with an appropriate ratio to students) of a full-time counselor, social worker, and psychologist?
26.  Does the counseling, psychological, or social services provider track and then promote the emotional, behavioral, and mental health of and provide treatment to students and families?
27.  Does the counseling, psychological, or social services provider collaborate and refer with other school staff members to promote student health and safety?
28.  Does the counseling, psychological, or social services provider have a system for identifying and then referring students who have been involved in any type of violence.
29.  Does your school have a family education program and is it communicated in a culturally- and linguistically-appropriate way?
30.  Does your school or district have a formal process to recruit, train, and involve family and other community members as volunteers to enrich school health and safety programs?
31.  Do family and community members have access to indoor and outdoor school facilities outside school hours to participate in or conduct health promotion and education programs?
32.  Does the school provide a broad variety of student enrichment activities such as athletics, drama, art, music, vocational education, technology training, and student clubs?

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* 5. Comments/ Questions: (Please refer to the Question number with specific comments or questions)

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* 6. A wellness committee is forming of district staff, school staff, community wellness professionals and parent liaisons.

This committee will review the survey and update the school board during the summer and involve the community during back to school nights in the fall with a plan to present a draft policy to the board in late fall and to pass a policy by the end of 2016.

If you would like additional information about the wellness committee or this survey, please complete the information below with your name and email.

Donna Reynolds, the Chair of the Wellness Committee will contact you.

Thank you for taking your time to complete this survey.

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