Health & Wellness

appleCPS is making positive changes to improve student wellness!

The CPS Local School Wellness Policy for Students aligns with the requirements of the USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge – a certification program that recognizes schools for meeting requirements around healthy foods, nutrition education and physical activity. For more information, please review the CPS Policy Manual text, here.
Healthy Snacks and Beverages Policy (pdf)
The CPS Healthy Snacks and Beverages Policy (or “Competitive Foods Policy”) sets standards for foods sold or served on school grounds to ensure a healthy school food environment. For more information, please review the CPS Policy Manual text, here.
 
New CPS Nutrition Standards
CPS is committed to making changes that support student wellness, and has established new nutrition standards. For more information, please click here.

School Wellness Team

In accordance with the CPS Wellness policy we are currently looking for volunteers from the Blaine community to assist in implementing policies to ensure we are providing a healthy learning environment for all of our students. Our wellness team will consist of parents, teachers and staff, and students. If you are interested in being a part of the Wellness team at Blaine, please contact Mr. Sikes at jsikes@cps.edu. Here is the Role and Responsibilities of the Wellness Team:

Role: The School Wellness Team is a group of school stakeholders interested and invested in school wellness and student health. They plan and implement school initiatives concerned with the health and well being of students.

Responsibilities

  • Assess the health and wellness needs of students, families and staff.
  • Implement programs, activities and policy changes to meet identified needs.
  • Ensure that the school is in alignment with the Local School Wellness Policy and Healthy Snack and Beverage Policy.
  • Support the schools’ effort to become HUSSC Certified.
  • Ensure sustainability measures around HUSSC certification and policy requirements.

Health & Wellness Programs, Topics, Policies

“Parents In Charge” Family Relationship Program at NU
The Parents in Charge (PIC) team helps families with children between the ages fo 2 and 6 determine if their child’s disruptive or challenging behaviors fall within a developmentally typical range. When needed, we then work with parents on how to direct the child onto a healthier path. For more information, please click here.

Peanut/Nut Policy
Blaine is a PEANUT free school.  To protect our students with peanut allergies, please do not send your children to school with any items containing peanuts.  If your child has allergies/asthma/diabetes, please see the following information about obtaining a 504 Plan:  http://www.cpsdiverselearner.org.

Head Lice:  Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Head lice infestation may occur in any age category, but it is most frequent among grade school children. It can occur in any social strata. It is not a disease, but is considered a nuisance problem. Students identified to have head lice are to stay home from school until they are free of any signs of infestation, through an examination by the school nurse or other person designated by the principal. For information on symptoms, treatment, and prevention of head lice, please click here.

Unity through Teamwork – Safety through Respect – Achievement through effort