Lunch Hour Expectations

Samuel W. Shaw School is a closed campus school, meaning that students stay on site for lunch. 

Students who go home for lunch every day for the whole school year will need to have parents send in a signed copy of the Off Campus Permission Form to the main office. This form can be picked up at the main office. 

Lunch Supervision 

Students in grade 5 and 6 eat in the gathering space, with Lunch Room Supervisors while our grade 7, 8 and 9 students eat lunch in their classroom with teacher supervision. 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. Please visit our Lunch Supervision page for information. 

Lunch Structure

Lunch is split in half. Grade 5, 7, 9 and PLP students eat lunch the first half and the second half and go outside, in grade designated areas for the second half. Grade 6 and 8 are outside first half and eat second half.


As a number of our students have severe allergies to nuts, including peanuts, we are an Allergy Aware school. We ask for your support in protecting students with allergies by not sending foods containing tree nuts or peanuts to school. For more information about this and other health concerns see our Illness & Medical page.   

Healthy Hunger Lunches

Please stay tuned for information about HealthyHunger lunches.  If you are interested in participating in this program, please create an account at Healthy Hunger.  

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