Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinated School Health Quarterly Meeting Announcement

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The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is pleased to announce the Coordinated School Health (CSH) third quarterly meeting, to be held Wednesday, February 3, 2021.  This CSH meeting will focus on the importance of family and community engagement as part of the whole child model. 

The DESE, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), provides professional development and resources to assist school personnel with addressing the needs of the whole child in the school setting. The Coordinated School Health program and activities are supported with funding provided to DESE through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) RFA-DP18-1801 Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Management of Chronic Disease grant funding. This program is designed to develop the capacity of school personnel in utilizing a team approach to address today’s most relevant public health issues inhibiting academic achievement.

Objectives for the CSH third quarter meeting include:

  • Understanding the components of the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) toolkit and how to use them
  • Utilizing the engagement in action process to facilitate two-way communication between stakeholders
  • Utilizing the School Health Index (SHI) assessment to lay the foundation for meaningful FACE and wellness plans

Participants may expect to gain information and resources from content experts. Each meeting will include hands-on activities to assess and plan for implementing the strategies learned. The CSH meetings are open to all Arkansas public school district personnel. District wellness committee chairs are strongly encouraged to attend.


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Who should Attend

Feb. 3, 2021

Virtual via ZOOM Session ID: 434997

Family and Community Engagement for the Whole Child Model

Family and Community Engagement Chair, Parental Involvement Chair, Wellness Chair/Coordinator, District or Building Administrator, Curriculum Supervisor, Instructional Facilitator, Counselor, School Nurse, Health and Physical Education Teachers


Meeting Times:  8:50am-12:00pm

Registration: Participants will register for the February meeting online through the ESC Works Professional Development Portal and via the ZOOM registration link to gain access to the meeting.

Cost: No cost

A draft meeting agenda is attached to this commissioner’s memo. Participants will receive 3 hours of professional development for attending this meeting.

For questions regarding the Arkansas Coordinated School Health program or other school health strategies, please contact the DESE School Health Services Office at 501-683-3604.

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