The Calgary Board of Education provides students with the option to stay at school for lunch. Lunch Supervision is offered to all students in Grades 1- 6 and in our full-day kindergarten programs for an annual fee. Students in these grades require direct supervision during the lunch hour, regardless of the grade configuration of the school or the mode of transportation the students use to get to and from school each day. 

​Principals have the flexibility to make school-based decisions for their lunch supervision programs.​

You can expect the following for your lunch supervision fees:

  • A safe and caring environment for students to eat lunch.
  • Supervision for the entire lunch period, unless the student is signed out by a parent/guardian.
  • Daily attendance will be taken.
  • Students must remain on school grounds, unless written permission has been provided to the school by a parent/guardian.
  • A dedicated space for eating.
  • Only students that have registered and paid the lunch supervision fee can access the service:
  • The CBE has a waiver process for families who can’t afford to pay the fees.
    • ​Note | Use of service indicates that the Parent/Guardian accepts the terms and the responsibility to pay the annual fee.
    • Income tax receipts are issued for lunch supervision fees that may be included as child care expenses for income tax purposes.
  • Lunch supervision fees are directed to providing lunchroom supervisors.

What lunch service is not: 

  • Guaranteed access to a table and chair or an assigned seat.
  • Access to food or snacks; students are required to bring a lunch.
  • Access to a microwave, hot water, dishes, utensils or other cooking facilities.
​​​​You can register and pay online with MyCBE​.​

Lunch Supervision

All students MUST be registered to access lunchroom services. Abbeydale School supports noon supervision in a caring environment that fosters and maintains respectful, responsible behavior. We believe that children need a safe and secure place to have lunch. 

If a child is registered in lunchroom and will not be present on a particular day, please be sure to call the school. If a child will be leaving the school at noon to accompany a parent or another adult designated by the parent, we ask that the school be notified in advance, preferably in writing, and that he adult pick up the child at the school and sign them out at the office. Students in the lunch program may not leave the school grounds. We are responsible for ensuring the safety of students during the lunch hour.

Because this is a user-pay program, students NOT participating in the lunch program should not return to school until their specific time unless they are involved in teacher-led activities or clubs.

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