Support the San Mateo-Foster City School District's Wellness Policy in English and Spanish.
Board Policy on Student Wellness.
What is wellness?
Wellness is balancing different parts of our lives and who we are so that we can be the best people we can be.
- Dimensions of Wellness - Slides explaining the aspects of who we are and how the balancing the Social, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, and Occupational parts of our lives can bring us wellness.
Wellness Task Force
The Wellness Task Force is a voluntary committee that is ideally composed of parents/guardians, students, community partners, and classified and certificated staff. Meeting throughout the year, the committee works to coordinate district efforts to support student wellness through Health and Physical education, Child Nutrition Services, Psychological and Counseling Services, and a safe and healthy school environment. In addition, the Wellness Task Force strives to develop strategies for promoting staff wellness and for involving parents/guardians and the community in reinforcing students' understanding and appreciation of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how it effects student academic performance.
If you are interested in joining our Wellness Task Force meetings, please email the Coordinator of Wellness Programs, Wini McMichael at email@example.com
, or call (650) 312-7530.
LGBTQ+ Inclusion Team
The San Mateo - Foster City School District LGBTQ+ Inclusion Team is a group of teachers, counselors, and psychologists from across the district who are trained by Gender Spectrum and are part of their Inclusive Network.
The Team’s primary goals are the following:
• Increase awareness about sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through
consultation and training
• Help advise school sites in establishing and maintaining safe, inclusive practices
• Aid students, parents, and school staff in facilitating gender transitions, including
guidance in creation of gender support plans, documentation, and facilities use
Students and/or parents of students who are transitioning should contact their school site principals to begin the Gender Support Plan process. Principals are the primary contact to the LGBTQ+ Inclusion Team when needing guidance, consultation, or training to support gender transitions.
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) promotes walking, bicycling, and other forms of active transport to school. This program increases students’ physical activity, reduces vehicle traffic for safety, and reduces air pollution in the vicinity of schools.
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, or WSCC model, is CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools. The WSCC model is student-centered 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. The San Mateo-Foster City School District uses this and other models to help guide programs to create a healthy environment for students.
If questions please contact the Elementary Counseling Center at (650) 312-7530 or firstname.lastname@example.org