Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 2022-2023 Coordinated School Health Quarterly Meeting Dates

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Memo Number
LS-23-009
Memo Date
8/22/2022
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Learning Services
Regulatory Authority
Response Required
NO
Attention
Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; School Counselors; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators

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Memo Text

ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE WHOLE CHILD TO PROMOTE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is pleased to announce the Coordinated School Health (CSH) quarterly meeting dates for the 2022-2023 school year. DESE, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), provides professional development and resources to assist school personnel with addressing the needs of the whole child in the school setting. The Coordinated School Health program and activities are supported with funding provided to DESE through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) RFA-DP18-1801 Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Management of Chronic Disease grant. This program is designed to develop the capacity for school personnel to utilize a team approach to address today’s most relevant public health issues inhibiting academic achievement.

 The CSH meetings will highlight evidence-based tools and resources to assess and implement health strategies. Meeting topics will include areas, such as:

  • Incorporating Student Health into the School Improvement Planning process
  • Incorporating Nutrition and Physical Activity during the school day
  • Health and Physical Education Supports
  • School-based Mental Health Services & Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources
  • School Safety and School Climate Resources
  • School-based Health Care Services & Resources
  • Family Engagement & Community Involvement Resources
  • Funding Sources for School Health Initiatives

Participants may expect to gain information and resources from content experts. Each meeting will include hands on activities to assess and plan for implementing the strategies learned. The CSH meetings are open to all Arkansas public school district personnel. District wellness committee chairs are strongly encouraged to attend.

QUARTERLY MEETING DATES & TOPICS

Meeting Date

 

Location

Topic

Who Should Attend

Sept. 7, 2022

 

Virtual via ZOOM

Registration:

September 2022 Registration

 

 

 

School Health Mandates & School Safety

(Please have school wellness policy, school health index reference number, and Indistar login credentials on hand for this meeting.)

wellness chairs, CSH coordinators, school nurses, administrators, federal program coordinators, counselors, health/pe teachers, school resource officer, school safety coordinator

Nov. 9, 2022

 

Virtual via ZOOM

November 2022 Registration

Resilience for All and Mental Health Resources

wellness chairs, CSH coordinators, administrators, nurses, counselors, school resource officers

Feb. 1, 2023

 

Virtual via ZOOM

February 2023 Registration

Arkansas Crisis: Opioids and Fentanyl

wellness chairs, CSH coordinators, administrators, counselors, mental health providers, school resource officer, school nurses

May 3, 2023

 

Virtual via ZOOM

May 2023 Registration

Comprehensive Safe Schools

wellness chairs, CSH coordinators, administrators, teachers

 

QUARTERLY MEETING LOGISTICS

Meeting Times:  8:30am-12:00pm.

Registration: Participants must register prior to the event. 

          Use the following link to register:  September 2022 Registration

Cost: No cost

A meeting agenda is attached to this commissioner’s memo. Participants will receive 3 hours of professional development for virtual meetings and 6 hours for in-person meetings through the ESCWorks professional development platform. 

For questions regarding the Arkansas Coordinated School Health program or other school health initiatives, please contact the DESE School Health Services office at 501-683-3604.

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