Prioritizing Physical Activity in Schools with SC FitnessGram

Prioritizing Physical Activity in Schools with SC FitnessGram

It takes a healthy village to raise a healthy child. Therefore, it’s up to the adults at the state level, in communities, at school, and at home to support healthy habits. Find out how you can join the movement to support students’ health from head to heart. South Carolina school districts share how they worked with state and community partners to use their fitness data to provide daily opportunities for physical activity before, during, and after school.

Advancing Family Engagement for a Healthy Classroom and Community

Reinforcing student health and learning in multiple settings—at home, in school, in out-of-school programs, and in the community – is a continuous act across a child’s life and requires an ongoing commitment as children mature into young adulthood. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the SC Department of Education recognize this commitment and are providing communities and educators with tools to help families prioritize healthy living and create thriving home environments. Find out why you should take advantage of free tools and resources so the healthy choice is the easiest choice for your students and their families.

The WSCC model is the CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools. It is a student-centered model and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. This webinar addresses one component of the WSCC model:

Family Engagement: Families and school staff work together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of students. Family engagement with schools is a shared responsibility of both school staff and families. School staff are committed to making families feel welcomed, engaging families in a variety of meaningful ways, and sustaining family engagement. Families are committed to actively supporting their child’s learning and development. This relationship between school staff and families cuts across and reinforces student health and learning in multiple settings—at home, in school, in out-of-school programs, and in the community. Family engagement should be continuous across a child’s life and requires an ongoing commitment as children mature into young adulthood.

You may receive a certificate of completion by watching the recording and completing the reflection survey.

How to Build First Aid Skills for Students and Vaccine Confidence Among Parents

Join the SC Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and the SC Schools Network for the 2023-24 Connecting Communities and Schools webinar series. The series aims to enhance collaboration between schools and communities using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model as a framework to support student health.

Find out how schools and communities can work together to increase awareness of chronic disease and prevention while laying the foundation for good health and success in the future. During this webinar, you will learn how to build first aid skills for high school students through partnerships with community organizations that provide nationally certified CPR and AED training. Ronald Rouse’s Law ensures that each school district provides high school students instruction in CPR and awareness of the use of AEDs at least once during the entire four years of grades nine through twelve.

You’ll also gain valuable knowledge on how to create strong confidence in vaccines within communities using the SCDHEC Back-to-School Immunization Toolkit. Most people in the United States are vaccinated against widespread illnesses; however, some people do not trust the safety and effectiveness of vaccines because of personal experience or lack of information. When parents don’t vaccinate their children, it can lead to absenteeism and low classroom performance.

The WSCC model is the CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools. It is a student-centered model and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. This webinar addresses one component of the WSCC model:

Health Services: Health services connect school staff, students, families, community and healthcare providers to promote the health care of students and a healthy and safe school environment. School health services actively collaborate with school and community support services to increase the ability of students and families to adapt to health and social stressors, such as chronic health conditions or social and economic barriers to health, and to be able to manage these stressors and advocate for their own health and learning needs.

You may receive a certificate of completion by watching the recording and completing the reflection survey.

Healthy Fundraisers and Physical Activity for Students of All Abilities

Healthy Fundraisers and Physical Activity for Students of All Abilities

May 15 @ 10:00 am 11:15 am

Join the SC Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and the SC Schools Network for the 2023-24 Connecting Communities and Schools webinar series. The series aims to enhance collaboration between schools and communities using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model as a framework to support student health.

SCAHPERD Executive Director will share information about their healthy fundraiser for schools, SC FitMe. State physical education and physical activity experts will share information about Unified Physical Education– an opportunity for students of all abilities to come together through ongoing education and physical activities, using the power of Special Olympics.

Connecting communities and Schools webinar flyer with speakers

Speakers

Kym Kirby
Executive Director
SC Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD)

Chris Payne, MS in Education, MS in Adapted PE
Physical Education Teacher Satchel Ford Elementary
Elementary P.E. District Lead Teacher
Richland School District One
SCAPES Adapted P.E. Chairperson
A.C. Flora Baseball

Kelsey Miller, MEd
Director of Youth Initiatives with Special Olympics South Carolina

Utilizing School-based Mental Health & Wellness Services

Utilizing School-based Mental Health & Wellness Services

Enhancing student access to mental health services is a priority for the state of South Carolina. During this webinar, you will learn about the availability of various mental health and wellness services and resources that can be accessed with the help of mental health counselors in South Carolina schools. Find out how connecting students, school counselors, and communities can improve the social and emotional climate at school and home.  

Suzanne Snyder, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years in the mental health field. At the SC Department of Education, she is the Mental Health Program Manager responsible for helping districts integrate mental health in schools and respond to the mental health needs of students and staff more effectively. 

The WSCC model is the CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools. It is a student-centered model and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. This webinar addresses two components of the WSCC model:

Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services: These prevention and intervention services support students’ mental, behavioral, social, and emotional health. Services include a broad range of assessments, counseling and consultation, and referrals to school and community support services. 

Social & Emotional Climate: conducive to effective teaching and learning. The school climate can affect student engagement in school activities; relationships with other students, staff, family, and community; health and growth; and academic performance.

You may receive a certificate of completion by watching the recording and completing the reflection survey.