School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
The School Health Advisory Council was established in 2015 to provide opportunities, facilitate collaboration, and promote communication among the district, community and parents/guardians in order to ensure high quality health programs in every school.
Coordination of health professionals, community and school members that actively work on ensuring, healthy and safe learning environments for all students.
To provide a healthy and safe environment where all students achieve their personal goals and academic potential by maintaining healthy attitudes and behaviors.
VIDEO: A Collaborative Approach to Learning and Health
THE WSCC MODEL
Components of the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community (WSCC)
- Health Education – Formal, structured health education with qualified, trained teachers, students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need for making health-promoting decisions.
- Nutrition Environment and Services – (Wellness committee focus) - District supports a healthy school nutrition environment by providing and promoting healthier foods and beverages.
- Employee Wellness – (Wellness committee focus) Staff serve as powerful role models for students and may increase their attention to students’ health. Schools can create work environments that support healthy eating, adopt active lifestyles, be tobacco free, manage stress, and avoid injury and exposure to hazards.
- Social and Emotional School Climate – The social and emotional climate of a school can impact student engagement in school activities; relationships with other students, staff, family, and community; academic performance, social and emotional development.
- Physical Environment – A school’s physical condition during normal operation as well as during renovation with the goal to protect occupants from physical threats (e.g., crime, violence, traffic, and injuries) and biological and chemical agents in the air, water, or soil as well as those purposefully brought into the school (e.g., pollution, mold, hazardous materials, pesticides, and cleaning agents).
- Health Services – School health services intervene with actual and potential health problems, including wellness promotion, and parent education. Health staff collaborate with school staff, students, families, community and healthcare providers.
- Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services – Prevention and intervention services support the mental, behavioral, and social-emotional health of students and promote success in the learning process.
- Community Involvement - Community groups, organizations, and local businesses create partnerships with schools, share resources, and volunteer to support student learning, development, and health-related activities.
- Family Engagement – School staff are committed to making families feel welcomed, engaging families in a variety of meaningful ways, and sustaining family engagement should be continuous across a child’s life and requires an ongoing commitment as children mature into young adulthood.
- Physical Education and Physical Activity – Students to be physically active throughout the school day. five components: physical education, physical activity during school, physical activity before and after school, staff involvement, and family and community engagement.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Center for Disease Control (CDC)