Legacy Early College is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
Therefore, it is the policy of Legacy Early College that:
- The school will engage scholars, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing the nutrition and physical activity policies.
- All scholars will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
- Qualified child nutrition professionals (Chartwells Corporation) will provide scholars with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of scholars; religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning, will accommodate allergy awareness and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for scholars to eat.
- Legacy is a peanut and tree nut free school.
- To the maximum extent practicable, our school will participate in available federal school meal programs (including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program [including after-school snacks], Summer Food Service Program, Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program [including suppers]).
- LEC will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education and school meal programs, and with related community services.
- LEC will foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity for faculty and staff as well as scholars and will provide the mechanisms to accomplish these goals.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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Fitness/Cognitive Studies by Dr. Julian Reed
Legacy takes the next step in your child physical well-being as well as their ability to learn. Legacy's fitness is unique because our scholars have been subject to Fitness/Cognitive Studies conducted by Dr. Julian Reed, Ed.D., MPH, professor of Health Sciences at Furman University. These studies demonstrate our scholars' physical activity directly correlates with their cognitive and learning abilities in class.
Healthy Students Are Strong Learners.
Recognizing that healthy and active children learn better, Legacy Early College has a School Nurse for each campus. The purpose of school nursing is to enhance the educational process by the modification or removal of health related barriers to learning and by promotion of an optimal level of wellness. The School nurse accomplishes these activities in partnership with scholars, parents, and school staff.
The school nurses are Registered Nurses certified by the American Heart Association in First Aide, CPR and AED.
To better serve our scholars and keep them healthy at school, the school nurse must receive from the parent (or guardian), a completed Health History Form (Download form) each year for all scholars. All forms are available in the Health Room if unable to print.
- Parents of scholars with special needs such as diabetes, severe allergies, asthma, etc., are responsible for making an appointment with the school nurse within the first 5 days of school. Parents are also responsible for keeping the nurse informed of changes during the course of the year, and for providing all necessary supplies for the scholar. “Necessary supplies” may include: snacks, glucose tablets, ketone strips, Epi-pens, etc. These will be determined when you meet with the nurse.
- All medications are to be brought to the nurse's office with the proper forms by the parent or guardian. Medications will NOT be given until all proper forms have been signed and received.
- All medications are kept in a secure area in the nurse’s office. Only the school nurse or principal’s designees will be assisting scholars with medication.
- The school will not send home any medication with a scholar. Medications will be released to the scholar’s parent or, to an individual at least eighteen (18) years old who has been designated. Nurse will dispose of any medication not picked up by the end of the school year.
- A written Physician Authorization order form which includes: (Download form)
- Scholar’s Name
- Name of Medication
- Time(s) to administer medicine
- Reason for medication
- Side effects that would require notification of the health care practitioner
- Parent/Guardian signed consent
- A current pharmacy-labeled container. Pharmacies can provide 2 labeled containers, one for school and one for home.
If the medication is prescribed to be taken once or twice a day, give these medicines at home. When the medication is prescribed by the physician to be taken three times a day, (such as antibiotics), it should be given at home in the morning, after school, and in the evening. This is an acceptable method of medication administration unless otherwise specifically ordered by the physician. If the medication is prescribed to be taken four times a day, the nurse will be glad to accommodate you, but the above guidelines must be followed. If your child goes on a field trip that is longer than the normal school day (24 hours or longer) the parent is responsible for providing appropriate forms and medication in a labeled bottle with instructions for the person assisting with the medications.
If the medication currently is administered at school and has the paperwork completed the parent may complete the Field Trip Form and return. If the medication is currently given at home only and not at school, please have the correct form completed as well. A Physician Authorization for Perscription Medication (Download form) or a Non-prescription Authorization (Download form) must be completed and returned with the Field Trip Form.
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A History of Fitness Achievement
- Download a copy of Dr. Julian Reed's fitness/cognitive study findings, year seven.
- Download a copy of Dr. Julian Reed's fitness/cognitive study findings, year six.
- View Dr. Reed's Presentation of Year 7 results.
- Year Six findings reported in the Greenville News, October 28, 2015.
- Front page article in the Greenville News about our fifth year fitness/cognitive study by Furman University, Nov. 4, 2014
- Greenville Journal article featuring Legacy Early College and our focus on fitness
- Front page on GO Magazine's November/December 2011 issue
Only 4% of elementary schools, 8% of middle schools and 2% of high schools in the United States provide daily physical education. Legacy Early College is committed to the health and wellness of its children and is the only public school in South Carolina to provide 45 minutes of physical education 5 days per week to all children.
To support the physical education program, our school fitness center at the Parker Campus houses a yoga/dance studio, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, TRX and cross-fit equipment, and universal weight stations to promote personal physical fitness.
Unfortunately, three out of every five adults in South Carolina are either overweight or obese. These trends are more prevalent among the African American community. Equally troubling is that approximately 50% of adult males and 59% of adult females in Greenville do not participate in moderate intensity physical activity. The second and third leading causes of death for adults in Greenville are diseases of the heart and cerebro-vascular diseases, preventable with improved physical fitness.
Legacy Early College therefore encourages all of its parents to actively participate in the school's health and fitness program.
By joining the Legacy Fitness Center, parents learn the benefits of regular physical activity focusing on strategies to lead a healthy lifestyle. Legacy Early College is the only school in South Carolina to provide its parents with these unique opportunities, free of charge.
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