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Student health

The staff of Chapel Hill Academy are open and accessible to be contacted to address the needs of the students and school.

Mission statement

Chapel Hill Academy is committed to fostering a school environment that promotes lifelong wellness practices through nutrition education, physical activity, and other enrichment activities

Wellness policy

Federal Public Law (PL 108.265 Section 204) states that by the first day of the 2006 school year beginning after June 30, 2006 all schools must develop a local wellness policy that involves parents, students, a representative from the School Food Authority, school board, school administrators and the public. The Local Education Authority (LEA) will establish a plan for measuring implementation of the local wellness policy.

STUDENT & FAMILY HEALTH RESOURCES

SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one cause of death of kids in the United States.

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MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES BUS –
TEXAS HEALTH HUGULEY CENTER

Provides low-cost or free healthcare services such as immunizations for children and adults; general health assessments/physicals; health screenings; and other services at locations in Tarrant and Johnson counties. There are no eligibility requirements. Click here for more information.

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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES- IMMUNIZATIONS

Per the Texas Administrative Code, a student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school in Texas.

Texas Minimum Immunization Requirements 2020-2021

Requisitos mínimos de vacunas en el estado de Texas de 2020-2021

Bacterial Meningitis State Required Information

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Nutrition

NUTRITION EDUCATION GOALS

Chapel Hill Academy will promote nutrition education to students, staff and the community.

All nutrition education will be acquired from recognized resources such as the Texas Department of Agriculture [TDA], United States Department of Agriculture [USDA], American Heart Association [AHA], Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation [JDRF], and the American Cancer Society [ACS].

The coordinated school wellness team (Physical Education teacher, Cafeteria Manager, Student and Campus Services Coordinator, Registered Nurse) will monitor and promote wellness education and physical activities.

Nutrition education will be promoted through the cafeteria as a resource that exposes students to various foods and nutrition displays. All meals will comply 100% with the Texas Department of Agriculture [TDA] guidelines and requirements.

Additional information will be shared with parents through the school menu, parent meetings, and other enrichment activities (running club, cooking club, baseball club, yoga club, walking club)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GOALS

Chapel Hill Academy will promote and provide several opportunities for students to participate in regular physical activity to encourage lifelong behavior that cultivates physical well-being.

  • Physical activity will be promoted as a positive lifestyle and never used as a means of discipline.
  • Numerous opportunities for physical activities will be presented at various times during the school day and in after-school enrichment activities:
    • Physical Education
    • Recess
    • Outdoor Learning Center
    • Running Club
    • Golf Club
    • Yoga
    • Fun Fitness Club
    • Dance Club

Chapel Hill will provide opportunities for each student to develop the knowledge and skills for specific physical activities and maintain compliance will all district, state and national guidelines and requirements.

  • All physical education classes will be led by a state-certified physical education instructor.
  • All physical education classes will have a student to adult ratio not to exceed 45:2. This will consist of a state certified physical education instructor and a paraprofessional. This will promote and maintain safety within the environment.
  • All Kindergarten through 5th grade students will have a minimum of 135 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on a weekly basis.
  • Time allowed for physical activity will be compliant with state and national standards.
  • The physical education instructor and paraprofessional will be CPR/AED certified.

NUTRITION STANDARDS

Chapel Hill Academy will comply with the current Texas Department of Agriculture [TDA], USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans [USDADGA] and the Texas Public Schools Nutrition Policy [TPSNP] as the standard guidelines pertaining to foods and beverages made available on school campuses.

All foods made available to the students on campus will comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

The cafeteria manager and student campus services coordinator will take every measure to ensure that student access to foods and beverages meet all local, state and federal regulations, guidelines and laws. All food provided will offer a variety of age appropriate healthy food and beverage selections for all students.

NUTRITION EDUCATION GUIDELINES

Chapel Hill Academy will educate, encourage and support healthy eating practices.

  • School meals will promote fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat & fat free dairy.
  • Drinking water will be available for all students during meals.
  • The kitchen and cafeteria will be clean, sanitary, and represent various components of healthy eating and food choices.
  • Food will not be used as an incentive or punishment in any form.

 

  • Chapel Hill Academy will offer nutrition education at each grade level as part of a sequential, comprehensive, standards based program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and protect their health.
  • All staff responsible for nutrition education will be adequately prepared and participate regularly in professional development activities to effectively deliver an accurate nutrition education program as planned.

Other School guidelines

OTHER SCHOOL BASED
ACTIVITIES GUIDELINES

School based activities and enrichment clubs are consistent with the local wellness policy goals.

  • All after-school programs will encourage physical activity and promote healthy habits.
  • Schools will not deny student physical activity as a form of discipline or classroom make-up time.
  • Student health is supported by the Registered Nurse on campus coordinating health screenings and providing community based health resources.

MONITORING & EVALUATION

The Student & Campus Services Coordinator is designated to ensure that Chapel Hill Academy complies with the local wellness policy.

  • The progress made in obtaining goals of the local wellness policy.
  • Make available to the public an assessment of the local wellness policy.

The Student & Campus Services Coordinator shall be charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that the campus meets the local Wellness Policy guidelines. Evaluations to each area will be completed and endorsed by May 1st of each school year.

Ozone layers

Ozone layer conditions can directly affect children with, but not limited to: asthma, migraines, skin conditions, and nose bleeds. Our school nurse monitors ozone layer warnings daily. Staff will be alerted to warnings of Level Orange or above. Orange is considered a precautionary alert and children with special considerations should not have extended time outside. Recess for CHA students is typically fifteen minutes daily. Parents should notify the school nurse of any health conditions their child is experiencing. For children with asthma, the school nurse will provide the parent with an asthma action plan to be completed by the child’s doctor. The school nurse will notify the student’s teachers, and an alternate plan will be developed for your child on the days he or she cannot go outside. On days with a level red or higher, ALL students will stay indoors and have indoor recess.

Monitor air quality

CHILDREN WILL HAVE RECESS INSIDE IF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OCCUR


SEVERE
WEATHER
ADVISORY

LIGHTNING

RAIN / HAIL

TEMPERATURES
BELOW
FREEZING

SNOW

TEMPERATURES
ABOVE 100
DEGREES