Why a Wellness Policy?:

Our Wellness Policy:

Birmingham recognizes the significant relationship between student health and academic achievement. BCCHS is committed to the overall wellness of our students and our community. It is our goal to promote student health, prevent childhood obesity, and combat problems associated with poor nutrition and physical inactivity. BCCHS has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the Wellness Committee which includes representatives of all stakeholder groups.
Annual School Health Index Report for 2020-21

For the school year 2020-21, Birmingham scored an 81.25% on the SHI.  This is a significant increase from the score of 59.26% for the 2019-2021 school year. Areas of strength include Health Education, School Health Services, Social and Emotional climate, Community Involvement, and School Health and Environment. Based on the results SHI Report and identified opportunities for growth, the Wellness Committee identified five priorities to help improve our score in the categories of School Health and Environment, Physical Education and Physical Activity, Nutrition Environment, Family Involvement, and Staff Wellness. See below to access the SHI Report.


California Healthy Kids Survey:
Annually, Birmingham administers the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) to students. CHKS is a comprehensive data system to assess the needs of the whole child and guide efforts by schools, communities, and families to ensure all youth thrive. It is the largest statewide student survey of resiliency, protective factors, risk behaviors, and school climate in the nation. For link to most recent survey results: Click here.
Annual Assessment and Update:
Our school Wellness Policy is assessed and updated annually. If you want to be more actively involved in this process, you are encouraged to participate in Birmingham's Wellness Committee meetings. The meetings for the 20-21 school year are as follows and will be conducted virtually using ZOOM. The ZOOM link will be sent out a week before the meetings via Parent Square.
20-21 Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, September 24, 2020  · 2:00 pm 
Monday, October 26, 2020  · 2:00 pm 
Monday, December 7, 2020 · 2:00 pm 
Monday, February 1, 2021 · 2:00 pm
Monday, April 5, 2021 · 2:00 pm 
CHANGE IN DATE: Monday, May 17, 2021 · 2:00 pm 
20-21 Horario de Reuniones:
Viernes 24 de septiembre del 2020 · 2:00 pm
Lunes 26 de octubre del 2020 · 2:00 pm
Lunes 7 de diciembre del 2020 · 2:00 pm
Lunes 1 de febrero del 2021 ·2:00 pm 
Lunes 5 de abril del 2021 · 2:00 pm
CAMBIO DE FECHA: Lunes  17 de mayo del 2021  · 2:00 pm


Join Our Committee:
If you are interested in being a parent/community or student* representative in this committee or have any questions, please contact: Ms. Wendy Bader, State and Federal Programs Coordinator  at 818-452-5236 or w.bader@birminghamcharter.com.
Para obtener mas informacion, comuniquese con la Sra. Bader al 818-452-5236 o w.bader@birminghamcharter.com.
* Note: Students must receive prior written permission from teacher/administrator to be excused from class for meetings.
Other Announcements:
Birmingham's Wellness Week was scheduled to begin Monday, March 1, 2021 and included the "Eat the Rainbow" Challenge.
For more details, click on the file below. 
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