About the Wellness Committee
Mission: Promoting healthy school communities for students, staff and faculty by aligning health and education to support the whole child and academic achievement.
District goal: Work purposefully toward enhancing the mental, social, emotional and physical health of staff and students in order to achieve higher student academic achievement, increased staff satisfaction, a positive school climate, greater efficiency and the development of a school culture that promotes and enhances student growth.
Who we are: The DASD Wellness Advisory Council includes school administrators, human resources, food service, teachers, school nurses, school counselors, parents and community prevention partners.
What we do: The DASD Wellness Advisory Council uses data to create health improvement plans at the district level and K-12 building level. These plans address policies, curricula, partnerships with schools, communities, and families, and initiatives to promote healthy behaviors which enhance learning and academic success.
How we promote health and learning in DASD: Each K-12 building has a School Health Council, which is lead by the principal, and includes representation from teachers, school nurses, school counselors, food service, parents and community prevention partners. Each building develops a health improvement plan each school year which includes strategies to promote student and faculty health and wellness.
Coordinated School Health Programs
Coordinated School Health Programs is a strategy recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for improving student health and learning. A complete description of the Coordinated School Health Program, student health risk behaviors, the link between health and learning is found at the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/
School Health Councils
School Health Councils are a team approach for creating healthy school communities which provide students with consistent health messages essential for promoting healthy behaviors and supporting learning and academic success. The role, responsibilities and strategies of a school health council is located at the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/index.htm
If you need additional assistance, please contact Sarah Brooks at 610-269-8460 ext. 7285.