School Calendar: September 2018

September’s Theme is: Healthy Schools

The Healthy Schools initiative is a partnership of educators, students and the community that is designed to promote the physical, emotional and social healthof the school community.

A Healthy Schools approach follows a six-step process and uses the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School framework. The purpose is to engage the whole school community to take action on health topics that are important to them.

Becoming a Healthy School:

  • Enhances physical, emotionaland social health
  • Improves academic achievement
  • Improves student, family andcommunity engagement
  • Complements schoolimprovement plans

How can your school get involved?

Talk to your school administration and follow the six-step process.

Call Public Health at1-800-265-7293 ext. 4111 or e-mail schoolhealth@wdgpublichealth.ca for support and resource recommendations.

Register with Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification initiative. Visit ophea.net/HSCertification.

To view the Ministry’s framework, click Foundations for a Healthy School at edu.gov.on.ca/eng/healthyschools.

Don’t miss out!

Apply by Nov. 16, 2018 for a $200 grant from Public Health to support your school. Visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca/healthyschool

Important September 2018 Dates

Monday, September 3:

  • Labour Day

Tuesday, September 4:

Sunday, September 16:

Thursday, September 27:

  • Terry Fox National School Run Day:

Friday, September 28: