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The Waterford Unified School District 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 the Waterford Unified School District that:
The school district 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-12 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 and all State and Federal guidelines.
Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.
Schools 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.
To the maximum extent practicable, all schools in our district will participate in available federal school meal programs (including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program [including after-school snacks] and the Summer Food Service Program.
WATERFORD MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
Several local churches have programs to provide food, clothing, diapers, and addiction recovery groups. Please call these churches to inquire about the current time and location of their services.
First Southern Baptist Church - 209.874.1812 (Clothing & Food)
Hickman Community Church - 209.874.1180 (Clothing & Food)
Seventh Day Adventist - 209.874.2496 (Clothing)
Community Bible Church - 209.874.2532 (Alcoholics Anonymous, and Celebrate Recovery Support Groups)
Lighthouse Ministries - 209.735.2778 (Food)
SIERRA VISTA FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
12617 Bentley St, Waterford - 209.874.8450
The Waterford branch of Sierra Vista provides a variety of support services, and is able to assist those in need in attaining a variety of other help and resources. Their local services include the following: support groups for parents; parenting classes; pregnancy and infant care classes; youth mental health support groups; literacy classes for children under the age of five; CalFresh assistance (food stamps); referrals for legal help, transportation assistance; child care; housing and homelessness assistance.
LIVINGSTON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Bentley St, Waterford - 883.850.3500
Livingston Community Health is a non-profit community owned health center providing comprehensive primary and preventive health care services to all patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Services include pediatric health, adult medicine, women's health, management of acute and chronic diseases, urgent needs, and behavioural health.
The operator will help you locate a variety of health and human services available within Stanislaus County.
EL CONCILIO CALIFORNIA
1314 H St, Modesto - 209.664.2606
El Concilio supports Waterford USD by bringing health clinics and vaccination clinics to Waterford. They also have several programs run out of their Modesto location: free and low-cost bilingual citizenship preparation and immigration legal services, adult education services, and behavioral health and recovery services.
Poor oral health can affect a child's attendance, grades, and overall performance. Medi-cal covers dental check-ups every six months for children under 18. Visit SmileCalifornia.org to learn more and find your child's dental home today.
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
209.558.3665, or toll free 800.558.3665
Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect. Reporting abuse or neglect can protect a child and get help for a family—it may even save a child's life. Call the number above to report suspected child abuse or neglect in Stanislaus County.
In emergencies, call 911. WP 24hr support line, 209.277.7758
Through collaborative partnerships in the Central Valley and across the nation, Without Permission confronts the culture that promotes sex trafficking.
Covered California was created to help Californians compare, afford and enroll in brand-name health insurance plans. Most people who enroll receive financial help, and everyone is guaranteed the same, high-quality coverage.
Learn more about enrolling in a health care program by clicking on the links provided on the left. For help at any point during the enrollment process, call 800.300.1506 or visit CoveredCA.com. We offer free, expert assistance online, in-person, and over the phone in 13 languages as well as for the hearing-impaired.
The safety of our students is of critical importance to all of us and we want to protect them from injury. Even so, accidents do happen (at school and elsewhere) and required medical care can be expensive. Please know that your school does not assume responsibility for such costs but does offer you access to several student accident insurance plans for voluntary purchase. Details can be found in the attached brochure/enrollment form.
Options are available to cover your child 24/7, anywhere in the world or you can limit coverage to school-related injuries only. The plans do not restrict your choice of doctors or hospitals. However, you’ll also have access to an extensive network of providers with discounted fees. Seeking care through contracted providers may further reduce your out-of-pocket costs, particularly if your child needs surgery or hospitalization.
Also offered is the pay-as-you-go Student Accident & Sickness Plan which covers sickness as well as injury, in and out of school. The Dental Accident plan can be of particular value with younger students as final treatment to injured teeth often needs to be deferred until after they mature.
Common emergency benefits – Regardless of the benefit level selected, all of the accident medical plans and the Student Accident & Sickness Plan will cover eligible charges for Ambulance, Emergency Room and Emergency Room Physician at 100% of Usual, Customary and Reasonable charges (UCR) up to plan limits.
Enhanced benefits for qualified concussions – If an insured student suffers a concussion while participating in any covered activity and is consequently removed from play from his/her interscholastic sport per the school’s formal concussion protocols, then any deductible or inside limit features of the plan are waived and eligible charges for the evaluation and treatment of the concussion are paid at 100% of UCR subject to remaining policy terms and conditions.
Interscholastic Sports – Please know that all plans offered (other than the Dental Accident Plan) may be used to comply with applicable state and local insurance requirements for participation in interscholastic sports (coverage for high school tackle football is offered on a stand-alone basis).
COVID-19 – Although Covid-related restrictions are lifting, we will continue the adjustments made at the beginning of the pandemic for as long as the Covid State of Emergency continues. In brief, they include: 1) qualified extension of coverage to distance learning at home; 2) qualified coverage for COVID-19 testing costs; 3) the addition of Telemedicine as a covered service. As matters concerning COVID continue to evolve, updates will be posted on the MST website.
You are strongly encouraged to carefully review the information provided. If your child already has health coverage, the student insurance plans offered can also be used to expand your choice of providers and help cover the high deductibles and 30% to 40% cost sharing obligations imposed by many health plans today.
To enroll, please visit www.myers-stevens.com; instructions for enrollment are available on the website. While your child is eligible to enroll at any time, one-time-pay rates for the accident medical plans and Dental Accident Plan are the same regardless of enrollment date. As such, you are encouraged to consider enrollment now in order to include coverage for this summer and the full 2022-2023 School Year. Once processing is completed, an ID card verifying coverage will be mailed home to you.
If you have any questions concerning the coverages available, COVID 19 adjustments or need help with enrollment, please call Myers-Stevens & Toohey at (800) 827-4695. Bilingual representatives are available for parents who need assistance in Spanish.