Healthy Students Are Better Learners
The mission of the School Health Services team is to support districts as they support students with their health needs. We know that there is a critical link between health and learning and the role of schools to help improve the well-being of students.
Research shows that when school districts and schools have effective policies and practices that support the health of their students and staff there are positive results:
Student concentration improves
Student behavior problems are reduced
Student and staff attendance increases
Children and adolescents develop life-long health-promoting behaviors
More information about why student health must be addressed is available at the Attendance Works website.
May 18, 2021 School Nurse Webcast PowerPoint
Watch the webcast by clicking here.
Question and Answer Document to be posted here when available
Covid-19 and Mental Health Series
The above materials will assist a variety of school staff and families in helping children transition from a pandemic. Included below are the links to access the materials and videos. You will be asked to enter some basic information so we can track who has access the materials for grant purposes.
KY SHAPE Professional Development
On July 18-20, the Kentucky Society of Health and Physical Education will be hosting an in-person conference in Louisville with some outstanding national and regional presenters. If you have interest or know colleagues who may, please check out their website. Registration is now OPEN.