Health and Wellness

Last Updated: 5/2/2022 5:34 PM

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Thomas County Schools is committed to developing a comprehensive health and wellness program for our district.  The hope and challenge is to implement a whole-body approach to wellness that will impact our students, our staff, and will spill over into our community at large.  

Monthly Newsletter

January BEE Well

Our monthly BEE Well newsletter got an update, check out our latest May edition! 

Harvest of the Month

HOTM

The Harvest of the Month for May is blueberries.

This delicious fruit is grown in and around Thomas County and we are proud to serve locally grown berries during the month of May!

New Fall 2021 - Smart Snack Celebrations

Celebration Menu

Thomas County Schools is now catering to the classroom! Each USDA Smart Snack approved party option serves up to 25 students. Please complete the bottom of this form and return it to your School Nutrition Manager. Please allow at least two weeks for orders to be fulfilled. Pay by cash or check, payable to School Nutrition.  Para ver el formulario en español, haga clic aqui.

 

Get Moving!

GoNoodle

GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning!

¡Crea buena energía con GoNoodle en español! En estos momentos que requieren de mas movimiento y buena energía GoNoodle quiere que todos los niños puedan disfrutar en casa de sus vídeos favoritos con toda su familia. ¡Ven y disfruta de nuevos videos cada semana!

 

Active Schools

Active Schools and its partners want to help during these challenging times.

You can access free online movement resources for your family to stay physically and mentally healthy – and have fun together.

 

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How to keep your kids moving at home...there's something for everyone here

 

 

 

Monthly Observances

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The Harvest of the Month, Blueberries, are a great addition to any plate!

NWHW

Healthy looks good at every age! You're never too young or too old to #FindYourHealth. Get started today. #NWHW https://go.usa.gov/xmYHj

Move Your Way link: Want to get more physical activity? Build a weekly plan

Each May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month — an opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity! Use the tool above to Move Your Way activity planner to build your personalized weekly plan!

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#HealthyVisionMonth is for the whole family! Join the conversation about how #EyeHealth care can be a family affair using @NatEyeInstitute's resources: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/resources-for-health-educators/healthy-vision-resources/healthy-vision-month #EyeHealthEducation

Mental Health

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

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Check out these tips for making a Physical Activity plan for the whole family: https://bit.ly/2pkjQrC 

COVID-19

For more information on the Coronavirus click here to view the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) slide show

CDC’s Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) guidance for schools and childcare programs now includes Tips for Parents While School’s Out.

You can also find information on

Thomas County Nutrition

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For information on nutrition in our schools and links to menus, click here.

Wellness Policy

Thomas County Wellness Local Board Policy 

Thomas County Wellness Regulations

Triennial Assessment

Resources for Staff

Resources for Students & Families

Resources for Health & Physical Education