Many students eat lunch at Tom Baines and it is important to respect our learning environment by cleaning up after yourselves. We are proud to recycle and compost. Money from bottles collected in our ‘Refundables’ bins help to fund our Outdoor Education program. 

Lunch Times

This year due to the pandemic we have staggered eating times at lunch for all students, 6-9.  Grade 6 Students who go home for lunch may do so, but must have written permission from a parent. Direct supervision is provided for grade 6 students only. Students will be eating and going outside at staggered times. In a change from our protocols last year Grades 7-9 students are permitted to leave campus provided they return to school on time. 

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.

Grade 6

Grade 6 students pay a five-day Lunch Supervision fee and have three supervisors designated just for them. This includes the extended morning break on Fridays. Students go outside and play from 11:47-12:07 (Monday to Thursday) and return inside to eat in their classroom from 12:08-12:31. Fridays students do not go outside but remain supervised inside while they eat their snack. 

If a student has written permission to go home for lunch they would leave at the beginning of the entire lunch hour (Monday to Thursday 11:47 a.m.) and return by 12:25 for a 12:31 start to afternoon classes. On Fridays the lunch hour is from 10:54 to  11:36 a.m. 

Grades 7-9

Grade 7 - 9 Students eat in their classrooms from 11:47 a.m. to 12:07 p.m. (Mon-Thurs) and move outside for some fresh air from 12:07 - 12:31.  On Fridays students are encouraged to remain inside during their  snack break. 

Grade 8 students go outside from 11:47-12:07 (Mon-Thurs) and return inside to eat in their classroom from 12:07-12:31. On Fridays students are encouraged to remain inside during their  snack break. 

This year students in Grades 7-9 may leave campus at lunch if they choose, provided they return at the end of the lunch hour on time.  


Students need to be aware of food allergies when eating lunch and bringing snacks to school.  For more information on allergies and/or other health concerns visit our Illness & Medical page. 

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