Students who stay at school for lunch will be required to eat in their designated area. If a student is part of a club that occurs over the entire lunch break then they will be permitted to eat their lunch in that supervised space.
When finished eating, students will return to their lockers to put away lunch kits and retrieve coats. Students should plan to spend no more than 1 minute at their lockers during this transition.
After this, for the duration of the lunch break, students will either go outside, to a club, to the gym for scheduled intramurals, or to the Learning Commons. Once in a space students should plan to be there for the remainder of the lunch break.
The upstairs, the stairwells, and the locker areas are not for congregating. They are off-limits except for the short locker visit.
If your child has your permission to leave the DMC campus over the lunch period, please be aware there is no school supervision provided to any student going off campus. Supervision of students is limited to Dr. Martha Cohen School. If your family has made the decision to allow your student to leave campus, please discuss appropriate behavior when patronizing the businesses in the neighbourhood, and being in the community itself. Students should be respectful of others using these establishments, as well as disposing of litter in trash bins available. Students who are abusive or disruptive will face consequences at school. Businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone and to initiate police involvement if behavior dictates.
Students in Grades 5-6 are not permitted to leave campus over the lunch hours, unless permissions have been granted (via the office) in advance for students who walk home for lunch. Students are expected to be back at the school on time when the lunch break is over and ready for their classes to begin in the afternoon.
Each day, students will get a 10 minute nutrition break at some point in the morning. They will have their break in their homeroom class.