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.