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 2020-2021 school year, Oak Ridge schools has three main goals:

1. Oak Ridge Schools will reduce its current childhood obesity percentage.

2. Oak Ridge Schools will implement tobacco/vaping prevention and reduction strategies throughout the district.

3. Oak Ridge Schools will provide students and staff with various programs throughout the year to help manage stress, health and emotions.

Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health is committed to reaching these goals through education, advocacy and action.

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Upcoming Events:

    • Red Ribbon Week- October 23-30, 2020
    • Great American Smokeout- November 19, 2020

Community Partners

Tennessee Coordinated School Health connects physical, emotional and social health with education through eight inter-related components. This coordinated approach improves students health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together. Coordinated School Health works with many partners to address school health.

Active Anderson-As a part of the Healthier Tennessee initiative, Anderson County is devoted to helping its community move more, eat healthier and cut out tobacco! We want you to help us spread the word by getting out and being active and tagging your photos with #activeandersontn on any social media sites!

ASAP of Anderson County- ASAP’s mission is to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth and adults in Anderson County. This organization promotes/provides the Middle/High School Youth Ambassador Program, “Red Ribbon Week” activities, “I AM ONE” campaign, promotion of proper medication disposal, and medicine lock boxes.

UT Extension- helps Tennesseans to improve their quality of life and solve problems through the application of research and evidenced-based knowledge about agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development. This organization provides “Cooking Matters” classes, “Rudy Raccoon” 3rd grade after school program, and helps support ORS programming.

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital-In partnership with ETCH, ORS offers CPR/AED training to staff free of charge. We are thankful for their continued partnership and training.

Fuel Up to Play 60: Oak Ridge Schools was awarded the Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant for the 2019-2020 school year. This grant allows us to purchase cafeteria and physical education equipment to promote health & wellness. FUTP60 was launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with USDA. This program focuses on empowering youth to make sustainable changes in the areas of nutrition and physical activity within their schools and communities. This year we are excited that Robertsville Middle, Jefferson Middle, and Woodland Elementary will benefit from this grant.