Lunchtime

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. 

This year due to the pandemic we have a closed campus at lunch for all students, 6-9.  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.

Grade 6

Grade 6 students pay a noon supervision fee and have 3 Supervisors designated just for them.  Students go outside and play from 11:45-12:08 (Mon-Thurs) and return inside to eat in their classroom from 12:08-12:30. 

On Fridays grade 6 students go outside from 10:54 to 11:15 a.m. and return to eat inside from 11:15 to 11:36 a.m. 

If a student has written permission to go home for lunch they would leave at the beginning of the entire lunch hour (Mon - Thursday 11:45 a.m.) and return by 12:25 for a 12:30 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 11:45 a.m. to 12:08 p.m. (Mon-Thurs) and move outside for some fresh air from 12:08 - 12:30.  On Fridays grade 7-9 students eat from 10:54 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and are outside from 11:15 to 11:36 a.m. 

Grade 8 students go outside from 11:45-12:08 (Mon-Thurs) and return inside to eat in their classroom from 12:08-12:30. On Fridays grade 8 students go outside from 10:54 to 11:15 a.m. and return to eat inside from 11:15 to 11:36 a.m. 

At this present point in time students in grades 7-9 must stay on campus at lunch and when outside stay on their designated field.  If a student has written permission to go home for lunch they would leave at the beginning of the entire lunch hour (Mon - Thursday 11:45 a.m.) and return by 12:25 for a 12:30 start to afternoon classes. Fridays the lunch hour is from 10:54 a.m. - 11:36 a.m. 

Allergies

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. 

Cafeteria Pre-Paid Lunch Program

We are pleased to offer a prepaid lunch program this year at Tom Baines School. For now, we will only be able to offer an “every day” program, meaning that students will have their lunch delivered to their classroom every school day. Please click on the "Culture & Environment", then "Health & Wellness" and "Cafeteria & Menu" for more information. 

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