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Wellness Committee

School Wellness Committee (SWC)

 

The elected School Wellness Committee (SWC) represents parents, students, community members, and school staff in the school governance process. The SWC has a number of important responsibilities, including:

  • Measurable goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness
  • Nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold or made available on school campus during the school day
  • Policies for food and beverage marketing
  • Requirements that stakeholders be provided opportunities to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review and update of the wellness policy
  • A plan for measuring effectiveness that is measured triennially and made available to the public
  • Annual notification informing and updating the public (parents, students, and others in the community) about the content and implementation of the School Wellness Policy
  • Designation of one or more school officials by position or title, to ensure that each school complies with the School Wellness Policy
  • Annual notification informing and updating the public (parents, students, and others in the community) about the content and implementation of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan
  • Designation of one or more school officials by position or title, to ensure that each school complies with the Comprehensive School Safety Plan

 

How you can participate?

  • Participate in School Wellness Committee
  • Participate in your school’s student and parent/family surveys to make sure your voice is heard
  • Participate in the annual School Wellness Policy and Comprehensive School Safety Plan review

  

SWC Meetings

The SWC will meet a minimum of four times per school year with an orientation at the beginning of the school year: The SWC meetings are scheduled for 3:30 to 4:00 pm on the following days:

  • Monday, October 5, 2020- Orientation and Brown Act Training
  • Monday, December 7, 2020
  • Monday, February 8, 2021
  • Monday, March 22, 2021
  • Monday, May 10, 2021

The location of the meetings will be in the Conference Room (5975 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367) and online via Zoom (see calendar for specific information). 

 

2020-2021 SWC Members

We are proud to introduce the members and officials of the School Wellness Committee of Ivy Academia:

Maria Gennaro, Director of Business and Operations (Wellness Policy Director and Director of Food Services)

Salvador Mercado, Athletic Director (SWC Coordinator)

Lillian Galvez, Counselor

Mayra Blanco-Cruz, Kitchen Manager

Jakob De Leon, Student

Mariah Locke, Student

 

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) must conduct a comprehensive assessment of the Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) a minimum of once every three years. The triennial assessment requirements are: 1) comparison to a model policy; 2) progress with the LSWP goals; and 3) compliance with the policy. LEAs may choose their methods to meet the three requirements outlined above. One online tool recommended for model policy comparison is the Well SAT, which can be located on the Well SAT website at http://www.wellsat.org/. LEAs may use action planning documents containing timelines, goals, and tasks to assist in measuring progress and compliance with the policy. An online tool that helps with action planning and recordkeeping is the School Health Index. LEAs must also make the results of the triennial assessment available to the public. 
Ivy Academia's most recent triennial assessment occurred on February 1, 2021 of the 2020-2021 School Wellness Policy. The results of this triennial assessment were used when updating the 2021-2022 School Wellness Policy by public discussion and approval of the School Wellness Committee (SWC) on 2-8-2021, School Site Council (SSC) on 2-22-2021 and Ivy Academia Board of Directors on 2-18-2021.