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Wallenpaupack’s Path to Lifelong Wellness

Overview

On June 30, 2004, the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act, P.L. 108-265, was signed into law. P.L. 108-265 includes a mandate for all public and private school sponsors of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to have local wellness policies in place by July 1, 2006. These policies must include:

  1. nutrition guidelines for all foods available on every school campus during the school day;
  2. goals for nutrition education;
  3. goals for physical activity; and
  4. goals to promote student wellness in other school based activities.

In response to this mandate, the Wallenpaupack Area School District organized district and building level wellness committees with members representing the Board, the administration, school nurses, health and physical education teachers, the director of food services, Wayne Memorial Hospital, the American Red Cross, the community, parents, and students. The district wellness policy was completed in 2006 and is reviewed and updated annually.  Nutritional guidelines for the food services department, vending machines, classroom parties and snacks, and fund raisers comply with federal meal standards and meet the Smart Snacks in Schools nutrition standards.

The district provides a K-12 health and physical education program and daily recess is provided at the elementary level. Parents are provided with student BMI reports annually. A community education program is offered three times a year, fall, winter, and summer. This program offers many opportunities for the community and students to participate in wellness activities. One of the wellness opportunities unique to our district is the "Walking Program" coordinated with Wayne Memorial Hospital. Our buildings are accessible after school hours for the community to exercise on a regular basis.

If you have any questions or if you would like to be included in the development, implementation, review and update of the wellness policy, you may contact Mrs. Brenda Zeiler, Director Food Services, or Mr. Keith Gunuskey, at the District Office.

Wallenpaupack Area is committed to making good nutrition and physical activity a part of our learning environment.

Goals

The Wellness Goals of the Wallenpaupack Area School District, intended to promote a healthy lifestyle, include the following:

  1. To promote a healthy environment;
  2. To facilitate student learning of lifelong healthy habits; and
  3. To increase student achievement through a commitment to physical activity, health education, and proper nutrition.

Wellness Policy

Please refer to Policy #246 on the BoardDocs website for the WASD Board Policy on Wellness

Wellness Policy Assessment Tool

Federal regulations at 7 CFR 210.31 require local education agencies (LEAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to complete an assessment of their local school wellness policy at least once every three years and make the results available to the public. This triennial assessment must measure the implementation of the local school wellness policy and include:

  • The extent to which schools under the jurisdiction of the LEA are in compliance with the local school wellness policy;
  • The extent to which the LEA’s local school wellness policy compares to model local school wellness policies;
  • A description of the progress made in attaining the goals of the local school wellness policy.

The Wallenpaupack Wellness Policy Assessment Tool can be found here.

Student Assistance Programs

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides a means of identifying and helping students who have challenges that may interfere with their success at school. There are many possible reasons for referral to a student support team. Parental permission is required for a student to receive SAP services, which are voluntary and confidential.

Information about student assistance programs can be located at http://www.sap.state.pa.us/

Wallenpaupack Are High School SAP Team
Mr. James Kane-Principal
Mr. Kevin Kromko - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Delia Peppiatt - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Jennifer David - Psychologist
Mrs. Erin M'Liss Bonagura
Mrs. Stephanie Campbell
Mr. Michael Guy
Mr. David Hamill
Mr. Marcel James
Mr. Stephen Krushnowski
Mrs. Denise Morgan
Mrs. Kristen Nalesnik
Mrs. Kelly Obermiller
Mr. Kevin Pfohl
Ms. Katie Schkolenko
Wallenpaupack Area Middle School SAP Team
Mr. Christopher Caruso - Principal
Mr. Brett Buselli - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Cara Dougherty
Mr. Thomas Hannon
Mrs. Ann Marie Igoe
Mrs. Erica McCue
Mr. Mark McHugh
Mr. David Miller
Mrs. Mary Ellen Olsheski
Mr. George Pittsman
Mr. Frank Williams

 

Wallenpaupack Area North Interm. SAP Team
Amanda Cykosky-Principal
Melissa Jones-Psychologist
Margot Clauss
Mary Ellen Holbert
Deborah Katz
Elizabeth Kromko
Susan Morgan
Wallenpaupack Area North Primary SAP Team
Anthony Cavallaro-Principal
Melissa Jones-Psychologist
Tonia Carmody
Denise Genello
Karllina Schmidt
Lisa Theobald
Wallenpaupack Area South Elementary SAP Team
Mark Kirsten-Principal
Jennifer David-Psychologist
Mary Farley-Mell
Jennifer Gatens
Andrea Nakielny
Janet Nolan

Parent Resources

Counseling/Community Services

NHS/BHRS (BSC/MT/TSS)253-0321
Pike County MH/MR (BSC/MT/TSS)296-6484
NHS (Outpatient Counseling)253-0321
Honesdale Behavioral Health Clinic
     Dr. Michael Campbell, MD
253-8219
Family Enrichment Center342-4665
Friendship House253-6913
Northeast Counseling Associates253-9323
Northwestern Human Services (NHS)253-0321
Scranton Counseling Center348-6100
Youth Advocate Program296-5690
Providence Community Services296-6915
Devereux Foundation676-4118
Pocono Center for Psychological Services226-1963
Kathryn Vennie, MS226-4022
Dr. John Reinhardt470-4174
Suzanne Grierson, LCSW226-4444
Kelly S. Magee, L.P.C647-9277

*If in a crisis situation during regular business hours please contact NHS, 840 Main St. Honesdale, PA at (570) 253-0321. If in a crisis situation after regular business hours, please contact Mid Valley Hospital, 1400 S. Main St. Peckville, PA at (570)383-5500.

Food Pantries

Wayne County 253-4262
Lakewood 798-2335
Hawley United Methodist 226-3875
Damascus 224-4410
Newfoundland 676-3624
Lakeville 226-3116

Nutrition

Please refer to the following pdf documents for nutrition information and guidelines: