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Wellness Committee

School Wellness Committee (SWC)

 

The elected School Wellness Committee (SWC) represents parents, students, community members, and school staff in the school governance process. The SWC has a number of important responsibilities, including:

  • Measurable goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness
  • Nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold or made available on school campus during the school day
  • Policies for food and beverage marketing
  • Requirements that stakeholders be provided opportunities to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review and update of the wellness policy
  • A plan for measuring effectiveness that is measured triennially and made available to the public
  • Annual notification informing and updating the public (parents, students, and others in the community) about the content and implementation of the School Wellness Policy
  • Designation of one or more school officials by position or title, to ensure that each school complies with the School Wellness Policy
  • Annual notification informing and updating the public (parents, students, and others in the community) about the content and implementation of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan
  • Designation of one or more school officials by position or title, to ensure that each school complies with the Comprehensive School Safety Plan

 

How you can participate?

  • Participate in School Wellness Committee
  • Participate in your school’s student and parent/family surveys to make sure your voice is heard
  • Participate in the annual School Wellness Policy and Comprehensive School Safety Plan review

  

SWC Meetings

The SWC will meet a minimum of four times per school year with an orientation at the beginning of the school year: The SWC meetings are scheduled for 3:30 to 4:00 pm on the following days:

October 28, 2019- Orientation and Annual Brown Act Training

November 18, 2019

February 24, 2020

March 23, 2020

April 27, 2020

May 18, 2020

The location of the meetings will be in the Conference Room at the Valley Circle campus (7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA 91304)

 

2019-2020 SWC Members

We are proud to introduce the members and officials of the School Wellness Committee of Ivy Academia:

Maria Gennaro, Director of Business and Operations (Wellness Policy Director and Director of Food Services)

Salvador Mercado, Athletic Director (SWC Coordinator)

Lillian Galvez, Counselor

Jared Morrison, MS & HS PE 

Mayra Blanco-Cruz, Kitchen Manager

VACANT, Parent

VACANT, Student