Lunch Hour Expectations

*Due to COVID safety guidelines students will be eating lunch in their classroom with appropriate safety measures in place.  Lunch will be staggered, meaning that part of our student population will eat (in classrooms) while the other part of our population will be outside in grade designated areas, socially distancing and supervised.  At the half-way point of lunch, the groups will switch. This practice will continue until we are directed otherwise. At this time, students are not required to wear masks while outside.

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 

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. 


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.   

Fun Lunches

At this time we are unable to organize Fun Lunches. Fun lunches give our students an opportunity to eat lunch, socialize with their friends at school and take part in special activities. If you are interested in participating in this program, please create an account at Healthy Hunger.  

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