The Lowell Public School District is committed to providing school environments that promote student health, well-being and achievement through the ongoing development of a comprehensive wellness policy. The district recognizes that schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of all learners as well as helping students establish lifelong health behavior patterns. Research shows a link between the health outcomes of young people and their academic success. We believe that in order to have a positive impact on the health outcomes of young people, school personnel, together with students, families and members of the greater Lowell community must work together through a collaborative approach. The district aspires to develop an expanded model of school health and wellness based on the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model which expands on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coordinated School Health approach and is combined with the whole child framework and state standards.