Welcome to Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health!
Coordinated School Health is an effective approach designed to connect health (physical, emotional and social) with learning. CSH improves children’s health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and the schools working together. Oak Ridge School CSH encourages healthy lifestyles, provides needed supports to at-risk students and helps to reduce the prevalence of health problems that impair academic success.
The involvement of parents, families and community is the glue that binds the CSH. Full involvement of these entities as partners in the educational process provides valuable input, increases the commitment of all partners and ensures positive educational and health outcomes.
Coordinated School Health is not a program, but is a systematic approach to promoting student health that emphasizes needs assessment; planning based on data, sound science and analysis of gaps and redundancies in school health programming; and evaluation.
The CSH approach consists of eight major components. By definition, all Coordinated School Health Components work together to improve the lives of students and their families. Although these components are listed separately, it is their composite that allows CSH to have significant impact. The eight components include: health education, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, nutrition, physical education/physical activity, school staff wellness, healthy school environment and student/parent/community involvement.
For the 2022-2023 school year, Oak Ridge schools has three main goals:
1. Oak Ridge Schools will reduce its current childhood obesity percentage by 1% (For more information obesity visit our Student Wellness Page).
2. Oak Ridge Schools will improve the Mental Health of our students and staff by providing various high quality resources and activities designed to increase access to mental Health providers, reduce stress, increase coping skills and improve their overall well-being.
3. Oak Ridge Schools will offer education and program activities to decrease vaping and drug use among ORS students (For more information on Vaping visit our Student Wellness Page ).
Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health is committed to reaching these goals through education, advocacy and action.
Check out the Latest Updates with our Monthly Newsletters
- May 2022 Newsletter- includes 21-22 BMI findings
- September 2022 Newsletter
- November 2022 Newsletter
- 2022 Turkey Trot Flyer
- 2022 Staff Field Day Flyer