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

Lunch Supervision Guidelines

  • All students must re-register for Lunch Supervision through MyCBE / PowerSchool. If you have already paid for the whole year, you do not need to re-pay but you do need to re-register.
  • Students who go home for lunch will be dismissed at the lunchtime bell, 11:15 AM.
  • All students registered for Lunch Supervision will eat in their classrooms.
  • There is no milk program this year.
  • Grade 1 & 2 students will eat first – 11:40 -12:05 PM, and Grade 3 & 4 students will be outside during that time.  
  • Grade 3 & 4 will eat at 12:05 PM -12:30 PM, and Grade 1 & 2 students will be outside during that time.
  • The city playground will be available for student play on a rotating basis to ensure a safe number of students are on the equipment at all times.
  • Students returning back to school after going home for lunch will be supervised by teachers beginning at 12:00 PM
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