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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* 2. Role

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* 3. School

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

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1.  Does your school or district have a written health and safety policy?
2.  Does your school communicate its school or district health and safety policies?
3.  Does your school have a written crisis response plan?
4.  Does your school have a full-time, registered school nurse responsible for health services all
day, every day?
5.  Are an adequate number of full-time school nurses provided, based on the recommended ratio of at least one nurse for every 750 students?
6.  Does the school nurse or other health services provider promote the health and safety of
students and their families, through classroom activities?
7.  Does the school nurse or other health services provider collaborate with other school staff
members to promote student health and safety?
8.  Does the school nurse or other health services provider have a system for identifying and
tracking students with chronic health conditions?
9.  Does your school implement a systematic approach for referring students, as needed, to appropriate school- or community-based health services?
10.  Does your school have a system for collecting student health information prior to school entry
and every year thereafter?
11.  Does your school have access to and work with a consulting school health physician who
assists with your school health programs?
12. Does the school nurse or other health services provider collect information on injuries and violence that occur?
13.  Does the school nurse or other health services provider have an emergency plan that includes assessing, managing, and referring students and staff members suffering from a medical emergency?
14.  Does your school have a plan to address food allergy management?
15.  Does the school nurse or other health services provider take action with students who use tobacco?

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* 5. Comments/ Concerns (Please refer to the Question number when providing a comment or concern):

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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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