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Coordinated School Health


The 8 components of Coordinated School Health are:

1.  Health Education
A planned, sequential K-12 curriculum allows students to become knowledgeable about ways to improve their health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors. Qualified teachers provide health education at the schools; community events are encouraged to allow students opportunities to develop and demonstrate health-related knowledge and skills.

~  Health classes at the high school (P.E./Health for credit)
~  Health Curriculum at all schools
~  Health Fair each year at the middle school
~ “Dine with a Doctor” sponsored by the local hospital and hosted at the middle school

2.  Physical Education 
Qualified physical education instructors promote physical, mental, emotional, and social development through planned physical activities that are enjoyable and can be pursued throughout the student’s life. 

~  planned physical education program at grades K – 9
~  daily integrated classroom physical activity
~  daily recess provided at grades K – 5
~  intramural physical activity opportunities are available
~  school facilities are available for community use

3.  Health Services
These services are designed to prevent and control communicable disease and other health problems, provide emergency care for illness or injury, promote sanitary conditions for a safe school facility and school environment, provide educational and counseling opportunities for promoting and maintaining individual, family, and community health.

~  Maintain records on student growth & development and immunizations
~  Emergency Care for illness or injury
~  Screenings to detect problems with vision, hearing, scoliosis, or speech-related
~  Student health counseling
~  Physicals and immunizations are available
~  Licensed nurse at each school

4.  Nutrition Services
School nutrition programs reflect state and federal dietary guidelines.  Students have access to a variety of nutritious meals that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students.  The cafeteria serves as a laboratory for nutrition and health education.
~  participation in the National School Breakfast Program
~  participation in the National School Lunch Program
~  participation in the Summer Feeding Program
~  state and federal nutritional guidelines are followed
~  qualified child nutrition professionals provide these services

5.  Counseling, Psychological & Social Services
These services are provided in an effort to improve not only students’ mental, emotional, and social health but also the health of the school environment.  These services include individual and group assessments, interventions, and referrals.

~  Guidance counselors at each school
~  Therapeutic Counselor at both the middle and high schools
~  Drug Counselor at the Rockcastle Academy for Academic Achievement
~  Family Resource Services and Youth Service Centers at each school

6.  Healthy School Environment
Steps are taken to control factors that influence the physical environment of the school and may be detrimental to the physical, emotional, or social well-being of students and staff.
~  Board policies and SBDM policies relate to safety
~  Board polices related to AEDs
~  Safe School plans at each school
~  Safety drills at each school each month (documentation in Facility Office)

7.  Health Promotion for Staff
Employees are encouraged to improve their help through fitness opportunities and frequent health tips and nutrition information.

~  Inside walking track at schools
~  Outside track at the middle school
~  Walking trails in all towns and at the city parks

8.  Family & Community Involvement
Parent and community involvement are actively solicited so that schools can build support for school health program efforts and respond more effectively to the health-related needs of students.

~ School based decision councils at each school
~  Interagency Council
~  UNITE (drug awareness) clubs for all schools
~  Peer Mentoring at the middle school