Wellness Policy

Physical Activity Plan

All students will participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity each day, as follows:

 

 

 

  1.  Each student will have at least 20 minutes a day of supervised recess. With input from the staff, the principal (or principal designee) will determine how this will be implemented. Weather permitting, recess will occur outdoors as often as possible and teachers will encourage the students verbally to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity.  The school will provide space and equipment to make that activity possible and appealing to students.

 

  1. Each student will engage in at least 15 minutes of planned moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Teachers will make all reasonable efforts to avoid periods of more than 30 minutes when students are physically inactive.  When possible, physical activity will be integrated into learning activities.  When that is not possible, students will be given periodic breaks during which they are encouraged to stand and move in some form. The arrangements must fit within the limits of our building and staffing and be compatible with our School Improvement Plan.

 

 

  1. Students will not be deprived of wellness or other physical activity as a consequence for behavior or academic performance.

 

  1. Appropriate accommodations will be made for students with special needs, as required by law and sound professional judgment.

 

 

HEALTHY CHOICE PLAN

The Meadow View staff will encourage healthy choices among students using the following methods:

 

  1. Implementing the nutritional standards required by federal and state laws and regulations, which apply to our food program and to other food and beverages available during the school day.

 

  1. Implementing a practical living curriculum, which addresses the standards for health education, physical education, and consumerism.

 

  1. Integrating all content areas by making connections to health and wellness and by incorporating movement-based activities when possible. (A Coordinated School Health committee will provide assistance on the integration of health education and physical education instruction throughout the school environment.)

 

 

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT TOOL

We will assess students’ level of physical activity and physical fitness at least once a year using the following procedures:

 

  1. The principal (or principal designee), with collaboration from teachers and parents with wellness expertise, will select an assessment tool such as the Hardin County Physical Fitness Assessment.

 

 

  1. The principal will report the results of the wellness assessment,

 

 

  1. The council will discuss the results of the report and decide if wellness goals need to be added or revised in the School Improvement Plan.

 

 

 

Policy Implementation

The provisions of this policy will be implemented to comply with provisions required by federal law, state law, and local board policy.  If any specific requirement above does not fit with those rules, the principal will notify the council so that the policy can be amended to fit.

The principal will share this policy with the Kentucky Department of Education upon request for this information.   

 

POLICY EVALUATION

A Coordinated School Health committee will collect and analyze data in order to recommend adjustments to the wellness policy.

 

The council will evaluate the effectiveness of this policy based on the feedback from Coordinated School Health committee and through our annual School Improvement Planning Process.

 

Date Adopted:  _5-19-13___

 

Date Reviewed or Revised:  _____   Council Chairperson’s Initials _____

 

Date Reviewed or Revised:  _____   Council Chairperson’s Initials _____

 

 

 

 

SBDM LAW  on Wellness Policy

Each school council of a school containing grades K-5 or any combination thereof, or if there is no school council, the principal, shall develop and implement a wellness policy that includes moderate to vigorous physical activity each day and encourages healthy choices among students. The policy may permit physical activity to be considered part of the instructional day, not to exceed thirty (30) minutes per day, or one hundred and fifty (150) minutes per week. Each school council, or if there is no school council, the principal, shall adopt an assessment tool to determine each child's level of physical activity on an annual basis. The council or principal may utilize an existing assessment program. The Kentucky Department of Education shall make available a list of available resources to carry out the provisions of this subsection. The department shall report to the Legislative Research Commission no later than November 1 of each year on how the schools are providing physical activity under this subsection and on the types of physical activity being provided. The policy developed by the school council or principal shall comply with provisions required by federal law, state law, or local board policy.