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Healthy CPS for Staff

Healthy CPS streamlines state and district health and wellness policies into four badges: Health Leadership, Health Instruction, Healthy Environments, and Health Services.

Health Instruction

The Health Instruction Badge measures whether schools provide adequate instruction for nutrition education, physical education, health education, and sexual health education.

Healthy Environments

The Healthy Environments Badge measures whether schools foster environments that support the health and wellness of students.

Health Services

The Health Services Badge measures whether schools are providing student access to healthcare services that impact learning.

Get Involved with Health CPS

Every staff member can play a role in Healthy CPS. Review the SY21-22 Healthy CPS Checklist for more details about each badge and to identify areas in which you can support your school's achievement. It is crucial that all staff are on board with Healthy CPS to advance health and wellness efforts in the school, support the health and well-being of all students, and eliminate health-related barriers to learning.

For more detailed information and instructional supports, visit the OSHW Employee Intranet Page (a CPS email is required to access the Employee Intranet).

District Policies

Healthy CPS covers state and district health and wellness policies. For detailed information about each policy, review the CPS Policy Handbook. Relevant health and wellness policies for administration include:

Mandatory Healthy CPS Roles

Achieving Healthy CPS requires staff dedication to health and wellness. In order to adhere to health and wellness policies and create a culture of health and wellness, certain Healthy CPS roles are required to be present in the school. 

Instructional Requirements

Healthy CPS covers health and wellness instructional requirements that are mandated by State Law and CPS Policy. For additional information and resources, visit the OSHW Employee Intranet page (a CPS email is required to access the Employee Intranet).

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Instructional Requirements

Healthy CPS covers health and wellness instructional requirements that are mandated by State Law and CPS Policy. For additional information and resources, visit the OSHW Employee Intranet page (a CPS email is required to access the Employee Intranet).

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Supporting Students with Chronic Conditions

School staff play an important role in supporting students with Chronic Conditions. Completing the annual Chronic Conditions Training (hosted on SafeSchools) will prepare you to act in an emergency situation and create a safe environment for the student to learn. Visit the Chronic Conditions Employee Intranet page for more information.

Health Services Available to Students

To ensure a sustainable culture of health and wellness at school, Healthy CPS provides health services that support the whole child. The following resources are available to students. For more information or questions, please email OSHW@cps.edu.

Clerk Resources

School clerks are pivotal to the successful day-to-day operations of the school. They work very closely with school administration to process information from the district and assist in implementing any new programs and policies with fidelity. Each school year, clerks are essential to the processing of transfer students by collecting and confirming that all student health and enrollment forms are submitted.

They can also serve as connectors to services like their Children and Family Benefits Unit (CFBU) coordinator for health and social service benefits. Clerk knowledge of student and staff needs and requirements plays an important role in creating a sustainable culture of health and wellness and supporting Healthy CPS achievement. For more information on available Clerk resources, email ClerkCommunity@cps.edu.

Subscribe to the Healthy CPS Digest

The Healthy CPS Digest is a newsletter dedicated to CPS Health and Wellness updates, resources, and programming/training opportunities that advance Healthy CPS efforts. 

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Working with Community Partners

Partners are a great way to support the health & wellness initiatives at your school. In order to receive credit for health content taught by a community partner, they must be a vendor and approved by the OSHW Material Review Committee (MRC). For more information about the MRC, please email OSHW@cps.edu.