Student Health and Wellness 

The Office of Student Health and Wellness aims to remove health-related barriers to learning such that students may succeed in college and career.

Supports include:

  • Direct Services
  • School Health Policy & Procedural Guidance
  • School Supports
  • Partnerships
  • Health Promotion

There is a strong relationship between student health and academic success: healthy students make better learners. The Office of Student Health and Wellness works to increase access to quality school health services and improve school wellness environments through strong collaborations with community partners.

Activities are focused on leading school health and wellness policy and procedural guidance, promoting health education instruction, delivering professional development and technical assistance, increasing access to physical activity, and providing direct access to health services.

To learn more about our programs, policies, and services please call 773-553-3560.

Do You Want to Learn More About the District's New Physical Education Policy?

Join us at a Physical Education Policy Information Session to learn about Chicago Public Schools' new Physical Education Policy, which aims to increase the quality and quantity of physical education for all CPS students. The information sessions will provide details about the policy that was recently adopted by the Chicago Board of Education and insight about the direction of physical education in the district and across the state.

All events are free and from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Foreman High School 3235 N Leclaire, Chicago, IL 60641
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014, National Teacher's Academy, 55 W. Cermak, Chicago, IL 60616
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60655
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014 , Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W Franklin Blvd, Chicago, IL 60624

Please find the fliers for these events available below:

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Chicago IYS Survey Materials

Chicago Public Schools' Office of Student Health and Wellness is working with the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) at the University of Illinois to include additional questions for Chicago schools participating in the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS). These additional Chicago IYS questions will help guide health and wellness programs and services. As a reminder, the Illinois Youth Survey and additional Chicago questions will be administered to 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade students. The parent/guardian notification and supplemental questions are available to download below.

Have more questions about the general IYS? Visit iys.cprd.illinois.eduOpens in a new window icon

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