School Wellness Policy
All students will participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity each day as follows:
· Each student shall engage in at least 100 minutes of planned moderate to vigorous physical activity weekly. With input from the teachers and the rest of the staff, the principal shall work out how this activity will be handled. The arrangements must fit within the limits of our building and staffing and be compatible with our school improvement plan.
· Each student will have up to 20 minutes a day of supervised physical activity. Weather permitting, physical activity 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.
· Each student shall participate in physical education class twice a week.
· Teachers shall make all reasonable efforts to avoid periods of more than forty minutes when students are physically inactive. When possible, physical activity should be integrated into learning activities. When that is not possible, students should be given periodic breaks during which they are encouraged to stand and be moderately active.
· Appropriate accommodations shall be made for students with special needs, as required by law and sound professional judgment.
Our school shall assess students’ physical fitness at least once a year. Students will be tested for physical fitness in P.E. class during both the Fall and Spring semesters using the Marine Physical Fitness Test or a similar tool.
Our school shall encourage healthy choices among students using the following methods:
1. Our school shall implement the nutritional standards required by federal and state laws and regulations. Those rules apply to our food program and to other food and beverages available during the school day.
2. Our Practical Living curriculum shall address the full Core Content, including health, consumerism, and physical education.
3. The rest of our curriculum shall reflect an integrated concern for wellness, including connections to Science, Social Studies, and other subjects.
The provisions of this policy shall be implemented to comply with provisions required by federal law, state law, and local board policy. If an specific requirement above does not fit with those rules, the principal shall notify the council so that the policy can be amended to fit.
The principal shall share this policy with the Kentucky Department of Education when KDE asks for this information.