PBIS, Seclusion, and Restraint Policy

Wellness Policy
  • Whereas, children need access to healthful foods and opportunities to be physically active in order to grow, learn, and thrive;
  • Whereas, good health fosters student attendance and education;
  • Whereas obesity rates have doubled in children and tripled in adolescents over the last two decades, and physical inactivity and excessive calorie intake are the predominant causes of obesity;
  • Whereas heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are responsible for two-thirds of deaths in the United States, and major risk factors for those diseases, including unhealthy eating habits, physical inactivity, and obesity, often are established in childhood;
  • Whereas, schools and school communities have a responsibility to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and maintain lifelong healthy eating patterns;
  • Whereas, schools also have a responsibility to help students establish and maintain lifelong habits of being physically active;
  • Whereas, school districts around the country are facing significant fiscal and scheduling constraints; and 
  • Whereas, community participation is essential to the development and implementation of successful school wellness policies; 

Thus the Horizon Science Academy Primary is committed to providing an environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.  Therefore, it is the policy of Horizon Science Academy Primary that: 

  •  Horizon Science Academy Primary will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing district-wide nutrition and physical activity policies.
  •  All students in grades K-2 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
  •  Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Horizon Science Academy Primary via qualified vendors will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.
  • To the maximum extent practicable, Horizon Science Academy Primary will participate in available federal school meal programs (including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, and after-school snacks.)
  • Horizon Science Academy Primary will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity.


PBIS, Seclusion, and Restraint Policy

As part of Horizon Science Academy Primary’s positive behavior support plan, students, teachers and staff members participate in a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system. Students will be recognized for following the school expectations outlined in the school-wide behavior matrix below. Opportunities for rewards and recognition will be provided throughout the school year.

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Horizon Science Academy’s educational program is guided by five Core Values that define and shape the culture and environment within our school.

Horizon Science Academy’s Core Values

Honoring Diversity:  Members of the school community celebrate their similarities and differences and treat each other with kindness and fairness. HSA foster’s each child’s sense of individuality and sense of belonging to their school community.

Accountability :  HSA School community members accept responsibility for their actions and what needs to be done, as well as, for who we are and our character.

Willingness:  Staff, students, and parents are ready, eager, and prepared to take on the responsibilities of being a member of the HSA community.

Kindness:  Members of the school community are considerate of others and conduct themselves in a manner that respects the roles, responsibilities and rights of everyone in the school community.

Safety:  HSA School community members promote the Intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual safety of others.

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