Health and Wellness Education
The mission of Health and Wellness Education (HWE) is to nurture the growth, development, and educational success of students through culturally responsive physical and mental health care, comprehensive case management, disease prevention, and educational opportunities. With an emphasis on health equity, improved academic outcomes, and key strategic partnerships, HWE supports families with age-appropriate trauma-informed care.
Hi, I'm Howie!
Howie the Border Collie would like to welcome YSD families to the new Health and Wellness Education (HWE) Center! The center is located at 331 N. 1st Street in Yakima. The mission of HWE is to provide YSD families with health guidance and support needed for the educational success of students. Some of the resources HWE will offer include:
- Physical and mental health care
- Case management
- Disease Prevention
- Educational opportunities
Look for Howie and the kids to find health-related information throughout the school year!
Measles is an airborne virus- precautions would include masking (and other COVID social distancing practices.) It is HIGHLY encouraged by DOH and CDC to prepare by identifying which students and staff are vaccinated or at risk. In case of an outbreak- quick access to this information (may) help keep buildings open.https://www.cdc.gov/measles/
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In January, sports physicals will be provided by Pacific Northwest University at our Health & Wellness Education Center located at 331 N. 1st St. There will be no cost to Yakima School District students. Due to limited availability, it will be first come, first served. For more information, please call (509) 573-5000.
Used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry all the books, supplies, and personal items needed for a child’s typical school day. However, backpacks that are too heavy or carried incorrectly can injure muscles or joints and contribute to back pain and other problems. Learn more here.