“A School Site Wellness Committee (SSWC) is a group of individuals who represent the school and community population. This can include teachers, counselors, school health personnel, administrators, food service staff, students, parents and community members.” – San Diego Unified School District Website
McKinley’s School Site Wellness Committee welcomes interested parents, staff and community members to participate in furthering the health and wellbeing of McKinley students. Committee members gather to discuss, select and put forth health and wellness goals for students, staff and family & community based on the below components that are reviewed by the District on an annual basis:
- Food & Nutrition
- Physical Education
- Physical Activity
- Health Education
- Health Services
- Safe School Environment
- Social-Emotional Wellness
- Staff Wellness
- Family & Community Involvement
At McKinley we already have some great things in place. For example, McKinley has a dedicated morning run club, a designated morning recess time in addition to play time after lunch, a garden program that obtained the “Garden to Café” certification last year, a full-time Physical Education instructor in addition to a Dance teacher, a counseling & school psychologist and a nurse’s office staffed daily just to name a few.
For detailed information on the San Diego Unified District Health & Wellness program, please visit https://www.sandiegounified.org/school-site-wellness-committees or attend a SSWC meeting. All are welcome.
2019-2020 Meeting Dates:
Oct 30th, Dec 18th, Jan 29th, Feb 26th, Mar 25th, April 29th
Meetings take place in the Staff Lounge from 8:30-9:15am.