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Del Mar Union School District

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Student Wellness

Student Wellness Policy

Student Wellness Policy

The Del Mar Union School District has a Student Wellness Policy in place (Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5030: Student Wellness).
Please help us develop healthy learners by supporting these district policies.
  1. Students will be seated for a minimum of 15 minutes to eat lunch.
  2. Students will be asked not to share food/beverages.
  3. All food made available by the district will follow all nutritional guidelines outlined in Board Policy 3550.
  4. School fundraising activities either will not involve food or will use only foods that meet the nutrition and portion size outlined in Board Policy 3550.
  5. Snacks served during the school day or in after school care or enrichment will emphasize fruits, vegetables and water.
  6. Rewards for academic performance and good behavior will discourage the use of foods or beverages.
  7. Celebrations that involve food (including student birthdays) during the school day are limited to no more than one per class per month. Each occasion may include no more than one food or beverage that does not meet nutrition standards.
  8. Food served as part of instructional activities (science, cooking class, math activities) will offer healthy choices.
  9. All students will receive 200 minutes of vigorous physical activity every two weeks.
Thank you so much for recognizing the importance of all of us working together to provide healthy nutrition and physical activity for our students.
Student Mental Health

Student Mental Health

DMUSD is committed to supporting the social-emotional needs of its students.  
Many families will begin with their health insurance for physical and mental health needs and referrals. Learn more about Health Families and Medi-Cal for Families by downloading this fact sheet
If your student needs support at school, our schools have trained professional staff members, including school counselors, school psychologists, nurses, teachers and administrators who are available to support students during the school day. If you have a non-emergency social-emotional concern about a student, the school counselor is your first contact for assistance.
If students are feeling unsafe or having thoughts of suicide, or if they suspect or have knowledge of another student's suicidal intentions, they are encouraged to notify a teacher, principal, school counselor, or other adult. Every statement regarding suicidal intent is taken seriously. 
DMUSD Suicide Prevention Policies: 

External Resources in North County

San Diego Crisis Hot Line 800.479.3339

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program 760.635.5904
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 800.273.TALK (8255) or 988
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
San Diego Access and Crisis Line 888.724.7240 (7 days a week, 24 hours a day)
California Peer Warm Line 855.845.7415 is a non-emergency resource for anyone is California seeking emotional support. They provide assistance via phona and webchat on a nondisriminatory basis to anyone in need.
Boys Town Hotline - 800-448-3000. The Boys Town ​National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
San Diego Warm Line for San Diego Residents 800-920-9276 or 619-295-1055. Available 7 days a week 4 to 11 p.m., except Holidays
NAMI San Diego Family and Peer Support Helpline - 800-523-5933 or 619-543-1434. Contact the Helpline for any general information about support groups, register for classes, find resources, or speak to a friendly person who understands. M-F, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Trevor Project - 866-488-7386. the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13 to 24.
Wellness Committee

Wellness Committee

The District's Wellness Committee is an advisory group concerned with the health and well-being of students and staff. The committee provides a way to inform teachers, staff, and other stakeholders about the work the District is doing to improve the health and academic success of its students, and to ensure that the district's wellness policy is implemented at all school sites. We welcome parent participation in the District Wellness Committee. If you are interested in joining the committee, please reach out to Jenni Huh, Executive Director of Student Services, at
WellSAT Analysis

WellSAT Analysis

The WellSAT is a quantitative assessment tool to help school districts score and improve their local wellness policies. School wellness policies are evaluated based on the degree to which they address 67 policy items. These items are categorized into six sections:
  1. Nutrition Education
  2. Standards for USDA Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals
  3. Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages
  4. Physical Education and Activity
  5. Wellness Promotion and Marketing
  6. Implementation, Evaluation and Communication
Flu Shot Information and Resources

Flu Shot Information and Resources

Influenza vaccine clinic information is listed here as it becomes available. To find additional locations where the flu vaccine is available, please visit VaccineFinder or call 2-1-1.
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