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St Paul Westlake School

440.835.3051

27993 Detroit Ave, Westlake, OH 44145

8:30am - 4:00pm

Monday - Friday

Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch

St. Paul Westlake offers up to three hot lunch entrees and a variety of side options each day for students in grades K-8.  All students also have the option of a fresh salad bar on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Current Menu:  Click Here

Hot Lunch accounts are managed at myschoolaccount.com. Student accounts are debited by the cashier for the purchases made during lunch.

Questions regarding the Hot Lunch Program can be directed to Donna Koch – dkoch@stpaulwestlake.org

School Wellness Policy

Philosophy

St. Paul Lutheran School believes what the Scriptures say in I Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body.”

Keeping the Word of God in mind, it is important that children and youth who begin each day as healthy individuals can learn more and learn better and are more likely to have success in their education. St. Paul Lutheran School also believes that healthy staff can more effectively perform their God-given tasks and assigned duties and model appropriate wellness behaviors for students. This policy encourages an approach to staff and student wellness that is sensitive to individual needs, according to the will of God.

 

Nutrition

Academic performance and quality of life issues are affected by the choice and availability of good foods in our school. Healthy foods support student physical growth, brain development, resistance to disease, emotional stability and ability to learn.

(a) Nutrition guidelines that require the use of products that are high

in fiber, low in added fats, sugar and sodium, and served in

appropriate portion sizes consistent with USDA standards shall be

established for all foods offered by St. Paul Lutheran’s Nutrition

Services Department or contracted vendors. Menu and product

selection shall utilize student, parent, staff and community

advisory groups whenever possible.

(b) Nutrition services policies and guidelines for reimbursable meals

shall meet federal and State of Ohio regulations and guidelines.

(c) A la carte offerings to students shall be nutritious and meet

federal recommended guidelines and shall be selected with input from

students, parents and staff, whenever possible.

(d) Vending Machines – if they are acquired in the future

  1. All snack vending machines shall provide only single serving

snacks that meet at least two, with at least 50% of the items

meeting three of the following: 300 or fewer calories; six

grams of fat or less, one or more grams of fiber, at least

10% of RDA of calcium, iron, vitamin A or vitamin C.

  1. No Vending machines will be placed where student meals are served or eaten.
  1. All beverage vending machines in school public areas shall include:
  1. water
  2. 100% fruit juice
  3. non-carbonated drinks with less than 150 calories per container
  4. no more than 1/3 of the choices will be carbonated drinks
  5. The beverage vending machines may also include:
  6. non-fat, low-fat, plain or flavored milk or yogurt in 16 ounces or less servings
  7. other non-carbonated drinks

(e) Nutrition services shall support classroom activities for all

St. Paul Lutheran School students that include hands-on applications

of good nutrition practices to promote health and reduce obesity.

 

Health Education and Life Skills

Healthy living skills shall be taught as part of the regular instructional program and provides the opportunity for all students to understand and practice concepts and skills related to health promotion and disease prevention.

(a) St. Paul Lutheran School shall provide for an interdisciplinary,

sequential skill-based health education program based upon State of

Ohio standards and benchmarks.

(b) Students shall have access to valid and useful health information

and health promotion products and services.

(c) Students shall have the opportunity to practice behaviors that

enhance health and/or reduce health risks during the school day and

as part of before or after school programs.

(d) Students shall be taught communication, goal setting and decision

making skills that enhance personal, family and community health.

 

Physical Education and Activity

Physical education and physical activity shall be an essential element of St. Paul Lutheran School’s instructional program. The program shall provide the opportunity for all students to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to participate in a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

 

Physical Education Program

The physical education program shall be designed to stress physical fitness and encourage healthy, active lifestyles. The physical education program shall consist of physical activities of at least moderate intensity and for a   duration that is sufficient to provide a significant health benefit to students, subject to the differing abilities of students.

(a) Participation in such physical activity shall be required for all

students in kindergarten through grade eight to accommodate the State

of Ohio minimum standards and benchmarks.

(b) Such instruction shall be provided for grades K-8 through formal

physical education courses, integration into other courses, regularly

scheduled interscholastic activities, and/or regularly scheduled

school-wide activities.

(c) The Physical Education program shall include a Physical Fitness

component whereby all students are tested yearly regarding

their level of fitness.  Students shall be supported in setting and

meeting personal fitness goals that result in the achievement and

maintenance of a health enhancing level of physical fitness.

(d) Students shall be provided varied opportunities for enjoyment,

challenge, self-expression and social interaction that will lead to a

physically active lifestyle.

 

Healthy and Safe Environment

St. Paul Lutheran School shall strive to provide a healthy and safe environment for all, before, during and after school because that supports academic success. Safer schools promote healthier students. Healthier students do better in school and make greater contributions to their community.

(a)School buildings and grounds, structures, and equipment shall

meet all current health and safety standards, and be kept inviting,

clean, safe and in good repair.

(b)St. Paul Lutheran School’s offices shall maintain an environment that

is free of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

(c)Safety procedures and appropriate training for students and staff

shall support personal safety and a violence and harassment free

environment.

(d)St. Paul Lutheran School shall work to create an environment where all

students, parents/guardians and staff are respected, valued and

accepted with high expectations for personal behavior and

accomplishments.

(e)St. Paul Lutheran School shall regularly conduct safety drills (fire

and tornado evacuation) as directed by the State of Ohio Fire Marshal.

 

Social and Emotional Well-Being

Programs and services that support and value the social and emotional well being of students, families and staff build a healthy school environment.

(a)St. Paul Lutheran School shall provide a supportive environment that

includes guidance, counseling, and school social services that

encourages students, families and staff to request assistance when

needed and links them to school or community resources.

(b)Students shall be provided the skills to express their thoughts and

feelings in a responsible and appropriate manner and give and receive

support from others.

(c)Students shall be taught to understand and respect the differences in

others and how to build positive interpersonal relationships.

(d)Students and staff shall be encouraged to balance work and recreation

and helped to become aware of stressors which may interfere with

health development.

 

Health Services

An effective health care delivery system that promotes academic achievement by providing a broad scope of services from qualified health care       providers will improve the mental and physical health of students and staff.

(a)Primary coordination of health services shall be through a trained

school health are practitioner (School Nurse) with the support and

direction of St. Paul Lutheran School and the Cuyahoga County Health

Department, as needed.

(b)St. Paul Lutheran School shall collaborate with community health

liaisons and resources to promote health and wellness for students,

families, staff and community.

(c)Health services shall be provided to students and staff and shall

include violence prevention, school safety, communicable disease

prevention, health screening, including Body Mass Index (BMI),

community health referrals, immunizations, parenting skills, first

aid and other priority health education topics, as needed.

 

Family, School and Community Partnership

Long term effective partnerships improve the planning and implementation of health promotion projects and events within St. Paul Lutheran School and throughout the community.

(a)Families, students and community partners shall be included on a

ongoing basis in school health and wellness planning processes.

(b)The equality and diversity of the school and community shall be valued

in planning and implementing wellness activities.

(c)Community partnerships shall be developed and maintained as a resource

for school programs, projects, activities, and events.

(d)St. Paul Lutheran School shall support the engagement of students,

families and staff in community health enhancing activities and events

at the school and throughout the community.

 

 

Staff Wellness

St. Paul Lutheran School will provide information about community wellness resources and services and assist in identifying and supporting the health, safety and well being of the teaching and non-teaching support staff.

(a)St. Paul Lutheran School shall be in compliance with drug, alcohol and

tobacco free policies.

(b)St. Paul Lutheran School shall provide an accessible and productive

work environment free from physical dangers or emotional threat that is

as safe as possible and consistent with applicable occupation and

health laws, policies and rules.  This shall be monitored regularly by

the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Fire Marshal for the City

of Westlake.

(c)Employees shall be encouraged to engage in daily physical activity

during the workday whenever possible (using stairs,

modeling/demonstrating activities/exercises during physical education

classes, etc.) and after work hours.