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Wellness Policy

The district has adopted a powerful and bold suggested policy to combat childhood obesity. We strongly believe that the link between physical, emotional and social health influences and affects all academic learning. Thus, we have implemented a variety of programs and opportunities to instill the importance of regular exercise, conscience eating of fresh fruits and vegetables and educational- sound programs to address mental health issues. We must work jointly and in partnership to teach our students early in life that the choices they make will affect the quality of their future experiences.

Mileage Club
Mileage Club is an optional lunchtime program, aimed at promoting physical fitness. Open to all students in grades 1-5, the program operates with dozens of parent volunteers to keep track of the laps students walk. Students have the opportunity to run, jog, walk and earn small token and rewards as they complete laps. The program communicates the importance of exercise and how having a healthy body impacts physical, mental and emotional health and ultimately overall academic and life success.