Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse.

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.

Dover, Sherborn and Dover-Sherborn Regional Schools Wellness Implementation Guidelines April 2016

The Dover, Sherborn, and Dover-Sherborn Regional Schools are committed to providing a school environment that enhances the learning and development of lifelong wellness practices.  It is, therefore, the school's goal to promote the physical, emotional, and social wellness of students and staff through coordinated Wellness Implementation Guidelines.  This includes providing a healthy environment, counseling and guidance services, school nursing services, nutritious school meals and other activities that promote and assess sound nutrition and healthy eating behaviors, K-12 wellness curricula programming, and other opportunities for physical activity.  It is the intent of these guidelines to foster independence in students by addressing and supporting school nutrition, health, social and emotional wellness and physical fitness.

The Schools promote physical, social, and emotional health and wellness for students and staff by following current federal, state, and local statutes and regulations governing wellness.  The Schools' Wellness Committee (comprised of faculty, staff, community members, school administration, and members of the school committees) provides oversight of the policy and regulations, and is the means for assessing and promoting a healthy environment for the Schools.  The Administration is responsible for the implementation of the standards for wellness, nutrition, and physical fitness.

The Physical Education and Wellness Departments, along with guidance counselors and school nurses, provide the foundation for ensuring that all students have access to instruction in physical education and wellness.  The Schools require students to be enrolled in physical and health education providing students with information about lifelong wellness including physical activities and nutrition awareness.

Physical Activity and Health

Nutrition

Health Services

Social Emotional Learning