Student Health and Wellness 

Healthy CPS on School Progress Report

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  • Healthy CPS District Reports

Healthy CPS demonstrates a school’s commitment to a safe and healthy learning environment by offering access to daily physical activity, nutritious foods, school-based health services, health education and supports for students with chronic conditions. Healthy CPS aligns with Healthy Chicago, the city’s first public health agenda. The Healthy CPS Indicator is the first ever comprehensive health-focused measure that is included on the CPS school progress report. It was created to help schools streamline health and wellness initiatives already taking place at the school.


Chronic Disease

Health-related Instruction

LearnWELL

Health Services

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Food
  • Allergies
  • AED/CPR Training
  • Physical Education
  • Sexual Health Education
  • Nutrition Education
  • Health Education
  • Wellness Champions & Teams
  • Physical Activity
  • Recess
  • School food environment
  • Healthy rewards and celebrations
  • School gardens
  • Early Childhood Wellness
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Medical Compliance

Why Parents and Schools must Work Together

Parents in CPS are leading the charge for better student health, and as a parent, you can use CPS student health and wellness policies as a valuable tool for making your child’s school healthier. Here’s some ideas about how you can become involved in helping your child’s school achieve Healthy CPS:

  1. Become familiar with Healthy CPS criteria as described in Healthy CPS Checklist and learn how your child’s school is working to implement these policies.

  2. Join your School Wellness Team, and encourage other parents and community members to participate.

Contact oshw@cps.edu for more information.


 

Healthy CPS Indicator

Healthy CPS demonstrates a school’s commitment to a safe and healthy learning environment by offering access to daily physical activity, nutritious foods, school-based health services, health education and supports for students with chronic conditions.

The Healthy CPS Indicator is the first ever comprehensive health-focused measure that is included on the CPS school progress report. It was created to help schools streamline health and wellness initiatives already taking place at the school. Schools' Wellness Teams can use the Healthy CPS Indicator to coordinate efforts that focus on chronic disease, health-related instruction (physical education and sexual health education), wellness (LearnWELL) and health services.

Share information with staff, students and community with the Healthy CPS one pager.

You can help your school become Healthy CPS!

  1. Join your School Wellness Team
  2. Sign your child up to participate in school-based health services.
  3. Ask for an update about your school’s Healthy CPS status at a Local School Council meeting.
  4. Review Healthy CPS Checklist to learn more about Indicator criteria.
  5. Create an Action Plan to identify and implement 1–2 priority goals throughout the school year.

More resources are available to CPS staff on the Healthy CPS Knowledge Center page.

 

View Achieving Healthy CPS progress map below.


 

Page Last Modified on Thursday, September 22, 2016