Health and Wellness Committee

The Cunha Intermediate School Health & Wellness (H&W) Committee has been formed in order to address issues surrounding the mental and physical well-being of our students. The committee is comprised of faculty, staff, parents and students. Please see below for a list of current topics that we are addressing. If you would like to provide input please email the committee at: [email protected]

Two major topics that we have previously considered and have resources to apply are vaping/nicotine and drug use, as well as bullying and conflict. We welcome your ideas for these issues and others you want to discuss. The mental and physical health fallout of the pandemic is, of course, a huge area of concern. All are Welcome!

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, December 1, at 5pm via Zoom. Meetings to follow will be on the first Tuesdays of the month: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, 2021.

Zoom link to the meetings: Meeting ID: 919 3999 6497 Passcode: 608127



Listed below are resources of interest for parents and guardians about the well being of our students, families and staff.

Thinking Big About Learning. Videos from a symposium celebrating Stanford's 125th year. Videos feature leaders from fields as diverse as psychology, computer science, education, physics and the humanities, talking about their work to better understand and improve learning. Follow this link to access the videos

What can parents do to help children pique their interest in Math? Given the performance and test-driven culture of our schools, with over-packed curriculum and stressed out students, what can parents do to transform maths for their children? DOWNLOAD advice and resources adapted from at Stanford University.


Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be by Frank Bruni

How To Raise An Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims


In order to create a committee culture where we all feel safe, supported, open, trusting and productive …SO THAT we can make a schedule recommendation that best meets the needs of the CUSD community and students, we agree to work toward these agreements:


  • Be honest
  • Listen to everyone
  • Ask questions
  • Dialogue respectfully
  • Stay focused on the task & issues
  • Include perspectives from all stakeholders
  • Consider history & point of view
  • Be flexible
  • Stay open-minded
  • Be a community member
  • Recognize we are equal stakeholders
  • Be willing to be vulnerable
  • It's OK to call each other by first names
  • Leave personal biases behind
  • Be patient
  • Assume positive intent
  • Value a balance of voices

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