Health / PE Teachers

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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* 2. Role

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* 3. School

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* 4. This is the survey for Health/ Physical Education teachers and the Director of Physical Education and Sport and we suggest they complete these assessment questions.

  In Place (3) Under Development (2) Not in Place (1) Unknown
1.  Is Health education taught in grades (K-5)?
2.  Is Health education taught in grades (6-8)?
3.  Does the High School require all students to take and pass at least one health education course?
4.  Do all teachers of health education use an age-appropriate sequential health education
curriculum that is consistent with state or national standards for health education?
5.  Do all teachers of health education provide opportunities for students to practice or rehearse the skills needed to maintain and improve their health?
6.  Do all teachers of health education use assignments or projects that encourage students to have
interactions with family members and community organizations?
7.  Do all teachers of health education participate at least once a year in professional development
in health education?
8.  Does your health education curriculum address unintentional injuries, violence and suicide topics?
9.  Does your health education curriculum address topics on physical activity
10.  Does your health education curriculum address topics on healthy eating?
11.  Does your health education curriculum address topics on preventing tobacco use?
12.  Does your health education curriculum address topics to prevent HIV, other STDs and pregnancy?
13.  Are physical education classes spread over at least three days per week, with daily physical education preferable?
14.  Do physical education classes have a student/teacher ratio comparable to that of other classes?
15.  Do all teachers of physical education use an age-appropriate, sequential physical education
curriculum that is consistent with national or state standards for physical education?
16.  Are all teachers of physical education provided with information and materials to assist in delivering quality physical education?
17.  Does the school allow waivers for physical education?

18.  Do teachers keep students moderately to vigorously active for at least 50% of the time during
most or all physical education class sessions?
19.  Do students design and implement their own individualized physical activity and fitness plans as part of the physical education program?
20.  Does the physical education program integrate instruction on health-related fitness into most
lessons throughout the year?
21.  Does the physical education program integrate the components of the Presidential Youth
Fitness Program?
22.  Does the physical education program use methods to promote student participation in a variety of community physical activity options?
23.  Do teachers avoid using practices that result in some students spending considerable time being inactive in physical education classes?
24.  Are all physical education classes taught by licensed teachers who are certified or endorsed to teach physical education?
25.  Does the physical education program use practices as appropriate to include students with special health care needs?
26.  Does the physical education program implement and enforce safety practices?
27.  Do most students, including most who are athletically gifted and most who are not as athletically gifted, find physical education an enjoyable and fun experience?
28.  Does your school or district ensure that physical education locations/ spaces meet or exceed recommended safety standards?
29.  Are teachers of physical education required to participate at least once a year in professional
development in physical education?
30.  Are in school-sponsored intramural programs or physical activity clubs available to students?
31.  Does the school or district require all interscholastic sport coaches to have training* in the sport(s) they coach that reflects competency in the skills and knowledge outlined in the National Standards for Athletic Coaches?
32.  Does the school athletic program implement and enforce safety requirements?

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* 5. Comments/ Questions (Please refer to the Question number when providing Comments/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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