Wellness Policy for Genesee Community Charter School
Genesee Community Charter School (GCCS) provides a school environment that encourages and supports children’s health and well- being. Therefore, the entire staff at this school provides a role model for healthy eating and promotes physical activity in and out school that fosters a healthy lifestyle for the families which are served in this school community. The school will provide an educational model that will foster healthy eating and daily physical activity for both staff and students. The school will link healthy nutrition education and physical activity with the school meal program and related community physical activities.
Health Services will be monitored by a licensed school aide nurse provided by the Board of Cooperative Services. She will ensure that all students meet the New York State guidelines for hearing, vision and scoliosis. Student dental records will be reviewed. Referrals for additional care will be sent to parents as needed. A specific portion of the staff will be recertified in First Aide, CPR and Defibrillator Training this school year and in the forthcoming school years.
There will be an Emergency Response Plan in place at Genesee Community Charter School along with an Emergency Response Team who will continually update the plan to reflect the needs of GCCS.
Goals to Promote School Wellness:
Nutrition Education and guidelines will facilitate a voluntary adoption of healthy eating habits and appropriate physical activities to contribute to a healthy lifestyle for our students and their families.
1. Classroom Teaching
2. Staff Training
3. Guidelines for Food in Schools during the School Day
4. Physical Activities
5. Implementation and Evaluation of the Wellness Policy
School Staff and the community will be made aware of the policy through means such as publication in the school Newsletter. This policy will be reviewed and altered as needed on a yearly basis.