health & wellness

Recognizing the connection between academic success and social-emotional growth, we incorporate health and wellness education into our students’ daily lives, using mindfulness practices, health education, the Responsive Classroom®, Developmental Designs™ strategies, and a strong advisory program to promote safe, healthy, and happy lives for our students and faculty.

All Lower and Middle School students participate in physical and health education that follows the Rhode Island Physical Education Framework. This year, given the impact of the pandemic, we have revised daily schedules so that Upper School students participate in daily exercise through such activities as kayaking, nature hikes, and socially distanced wiffle ball games in addition to participation in varsity and junior varsity athletics. 

Yoga, meditation, relaxation and awareness techniques – students in all divisions experience mindfulness training as well as team and community building exercises and a focus on healthy eating habits as they develop lifelong strategies for healthier living.

Our national Mindfulness Conference for educators, parents, and health and wellness professionals exemplifies our commitment to sustainable lifestyles.

 

FACULTY/STAFF HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMITTEE

FACULTY/STAFF HEALTH
& WELLNESS COMMITTEE

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Committee Topics/Events

  • Mindfulness Events
  • Blood Drives
  • Flu Clinics
  • 5k on campus
  • Speakers on Health Topics
  • Free Yoga for faculty/staff
  • Coordination with student Health and Wellness club 
  • Assistance in health food choices at RHCD 
  • Support health and wellness week

Mission – The Health & Wellness Committee recognizes that healthy behavior is strongly linked to the academic success of students; therefore, the committee seeks opportunities to promote a healthy lifestyle with emphasis on the mind, body, spirit connection. The Health and Wellness committee utilizes the CDC’s Eight Components of School Health and functions to collaborate and coordinate the various components to promote the health and wellness of the Rocky Hill County Day School community. 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES & SUPPORT

A CULTURE OF HEALTH & WELLNESS

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RHCD is committed to promoting an environment where the concepts and practice of health and wellness are available to all our faculty and staff. A mindful community helps create mindful students.

  • Faculty walking time during breaks with access to the nature trail 
  • Mindful outdoor spaces on campus
  • Free Yoga
  • Faculty/Staff Health & Wellness Committee
  • 45-minute mindful boosters open to all faculty and staff
  • Healthy menus through Brock dining services
  • Annual Trainings and Professional Development, e.g., Lindsay Ann Burke teen dating violence

LOWER SCHOOL

The Lower School Academic Support Program provides students with specialized teaching methods to obtain grade-level proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Teaching methods that are utilized during support sessions often include one or more of the following:

  • Orton-Gillingham
  • The Wilson Method
  • Project Read
  • Read Naturally
  • Lindamood-Bell
  • Evidence-based supports for reading, writing, and math

Benefits of the Lower School ACE Program:

  • ACE teachers support students in the classroom on a once-to-twice-weekly basis. This is additional time that ACE faculty work with our students and may also serve to make up sessions lost due to conflicting school activities.
  • ACE faculty work with public school departments by attending IEP meetings, supporting Warwick tutors, and creating Rocky Hill Country Day School accommodation plans (504 plans) on an as-needed basis.
  • Bi-rotational reports are emailed home by ACE faculty to provide updates from each student’s ACE and Lower School teachers.
  • ACE teachers write report card comments and attend parent-teacher conferences.
  • Targeted technology (listed on the back of this brochure) may be utilized to enhance student learning.
  • ACE Director provides seasonal educational parent coffees.

MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL

The Middle and Upper School Academic Support Program provides study and organizational skills, as well as specialized teaching methods to obtain grade-level proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Benefits of the Middle and Upper School ACE Program:

  • Bi-rotational reports are emailed home by ACE faculty to provide updates from each student’s ACE and classroom teachers.
  • ACE teachers write report card comments and attend parent-teacher conferences.
  • ACE students may utilize the program as an alternative testing location.
  • ACE teachers are available to make up missed sessions caused by school schedule changes either before or after school on most days or during non-academic times.
  • ACE faculty work with public school departments by attending IEP meetings, supporting Warwick tutors, and creating Rocky Hill Country Day School accommodation plans (504 plans) on an as-needed basis.
  • Appropriate classroom accommodations are shared with Middle and Upper School faculty using a team approach when deciding how best to meet the needs of students.
  • Targeted technology (listed on the back of this brochure) is implemented with students when appropriate.
  • ACE Director provides seasonal educational parent coffees.
  • In the Upper School, ACE faculty work with the College Counseling office to obtain accommodations on standardized testing, and provide consultation regarding college placement when requested by the College Counselor.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about Rocky Hill Country Day School, please fill out the form below.

Rocky Hill Country Day School

530 Ives Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Phone: 401.884.9070
Fax: 401.885.4985