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Committee Agenda and Minutes

Health and Wellness Committee

The Cunha Intermediate School Health & Wellness (H&W) Committee has been formed in order to address issues surrounding the mental and physical well-being of our students. The committee is comprised of faculty, staff, parents and students. Please see below for a list of current topics that we are addressing. If you would like to provide input please email the committee at:

Calendar of Events and Meetings, Focuses, Scope, Process and Timeline 2017-18 (pdf)

First Issue: DRESS CODE

The first issue that the committee decided to address is the Cunha Dress Code Below is the objective for the committee.

The committee will develop and make a recommendation about a possible change to the school’s Dress Code. The recommendation should be ready to present to the Board of Trustees at the December meeting. Any changes that are adopted by the Board of Trustees to change the Dress Code will need to be adopted in time so that the school community can be educated about the changes and become informed of student, parent, teacher and administrator responsibilities.

El Comité de Salud y Bienestar de la Escuela Intermedia de Cunha (H & W) se ha formado para abordar asuntos relacionados con el bienestar mental y físico de nuestros estudiantes. El comité está compuesto por profesores, personal, padres y estudiantes. Vea a continuación una lista de los temas actuales que estamos tratando. Si desea dar su opinión, envíe un correo electrónico al comité a:

**REUNIÓN Febrero 28 a las 5 pm-6:30 en la BIBLIOTECA de CUNHA.

El primer asunto que el comité decidió abordar es el Código de Vestimenta de Cunha. A continuación se presenta el objetivo para el comité. El comité desarrollará y hará una recomendación sobre un posible cambio al Código de Vestimenta de la escuela. La recomendación debe estar lista para presentarla a la Junta Directiva en la reunión de diciembre. Cualquier cambio que sea adoptado por la Mesa Directiva para cambiar el Código de Vestimenta tendrá que ser adoptado a tiempo para que la comunidad escolar pueda ser educada sobre los cambios y ser informada de las responsabilidades de los estudiantes, padres, maestros y administradores.


Listed below are resources of interest for parents and guardians about the well being of our students, families and staff.

Thinking Big About Learning. Videos from a symposium celebrating Stanford's 125th year. Videos feature leaders from fields as diverse as psychology, computer science, education, physics and the humanities, talking about their work to better understand and improve learning. Follow this link  to access the videos

What can parents do to help children pique their interest in Math? Given the performance and test-driven culture of our schools, with over-packed curriculum and stressed out students, what can parents do to transform maths for their children? DOWNLOAD  advice and resources adapted from at Stanford University.


​Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be by Frank Bruni

How To Raise An Adult by ​Julie  ​Lythcott-​Haims


In order to create a committee culture where we all feel safe, supported, open, trusting and productive …SO THAT we can make a schedule recommendation that best meets the needs of the CUSD community and students, we agree to work toward these agreements:
·  Be honest
·  Listen to everyone
·  Ask questions
·  Dialogue respectfully
·  Stay focused on the task & issues
·  Include perspectives from all stakeholders
·  Consider history & point of view
·  Be flexible
·  Stay open-minded
·  Be a community member
·  Recognize we are equal stakeholders
·  Be willing to be vulnerable
·  It’s OK to call each other by first names
·  Leave personal biases behind
·  Be patient
·  Assume positive intent
·  Value a balance of voices