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SHAC and Wellness

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
 

A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The SHAC will assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction.

SHACs provide an efficient, effective structure for recommending age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.

Benefits of Having a SHAC

  1. Addressing the health needs of students through the work of the SHAC, helps meet district performance goals and alleviates financial constraints.
  2. SHACs play an important role in communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents and community stakeholders.
  3. SHACs can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the health knowledge and skills children need to be healthy for a lifetime.
Physical Activity for Students in Elementary

In accordance with policies at EHAB, EHAC, the district will ensure that students in full-day prekindergarten through grade 5 engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at lest 30 minutes per day or 135 minutes per week.

Physical Activity for Students in Junior High School

In accordance with policies at EHAB, EHAC, EHBG, and FFA the district will ensure that students in junior high school (grades 6-8) will engage in 30 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity per day for at least four semesters OR at least 225 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity within each two-week period for at least four semesters.


Physical Fitness Assessment

Annually, the district will conduct a physical fitness assessment of students in grades 3-12. At the end of the school year, a parent may submit a written request to Melanie Latimer to obtain the result of his or her child’s physical fitness assessment conducted during the school year.

The next SHAC committee meeting for the 2015-2016 school year will be January 26, 2016 at 4:00 at the Childress Elementary Library.