Our Wellness Committee is active in overseeing the District Wellness Policy. The District recognizes the importance of fitness for all students and adults at school. To this end, our District Wellness Policy focuses on physical and nutritional wellness for all.
Committee members include representatives from administration, the board, the faculty, staff and parent communities. Committee meetings are open to the public and are held in the Santa Ynez Elementary Staff Room. A calendar of the year’s meetings will be sent home at the beginning of each school year.
The Wellness Committee implemented fitness and nutritionally oriented programs and instruction, including a new breakfast program which began October 2009. Friday Fitness activities began in September 2009. This 15-minute early Friday morning fitness routine is led by Physical Education teacher and coach Greg Blessing. Coach Blessing will also lead weekly faculty and staff fitness activities.
The Wellness Committee has been instrumental in planning the annual school-wide Walk Across America and jog-a-thon.