Whole Child is a collaborative approach to learning and health. It focuses on students' needs to ensure every individual is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. For schools, this means teaching and practicing healthy lifestyles, developing physically and emotionally safe environments, academically challenging students, and personalizing learning. This model, developed by ASCD and CDC, aims to better align the policies, processes, and practices of education, public health, and school health. Saginaw ISD supports Whole Child education in the following key areas:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Misuse Prevention

  • Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention

  • Feminine Products and Hygiene 

  • Handle with Care

  • Health Education

  • InPACT@School and InPACT@Home

  • Nutrition

  • Physical Education and Physical

  • Sex Education (including puberty)

  • Social-Emotional Health and Wellness

  • Staff Self-Care

  • Traumas/ACEs

  • Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child (WSCC)

For information, contact Joshua Hook, Assistant Director of Instruction, by emailing jhook@sisd.cc or calling (989) 399-7461, or Joshua Miller, Nutrition Education Program Supervisor, by emailing jmiller@sisd.cc or calling (989) 399-7463.