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Students eating lunch in outside covered play court
Second-grade students eating lunch outside in our covered play court area on the first day of school (2021-22 school year). Photo by Elise Olson

Lunchroom Protocols 

  • Students will be seated all facing the same direction at least 6 feet apart.
  • Capacity has been calculated, and our spaces are well within limits of thresholds.
  • Grade levels will be eating only with their other grade-level mates.
  • Students will go directly from lunch to recess.

Lunch Schedule

We have six 20-minute lunch periods to allow for physical distancing. Each grade level will eat together during the same lunch period. A 15-minute outdoor recess immediately follows each lunch period.

Kindergarten — 10:25–45 a.m.

1st Grade — 10:50–11:10 a.m.

2nd Grade — 11:15–35 a.m.

3rd Grade — 11:40 a.m.–12 p.m.

4th Grade — 12:05–25 p.m.

5th Grade — 12:30–50 p.m.

SPS Meals

SPS is providing grab n’ go meals for ALL students at NO COST during the 2021-22 school year. Two cold options and one heated option will be provided daily. No pork or peanut products are used in SPS-provided meals.

Even though SPS is providing NO COST meals to all students for the 2021-22 school year, we encourage families to review the application and qualification criteria and submit an application, if qualified. 

The application and qualification criteria can be found at Free and Reduced Priced Meal Information. For more information about the Seattle Schools’ lunch program visit SPS Nutrition Services.

Bringing a Lunch from Home

Students can also choose to bring a lunch from home. Please consider packing lunch in an eco-friendly bento box to minimize packaging. Students must also be able to manage all packaging in their lunch.

If a student has a special diet, please inform their teacher and ensure the student is aware and can manage all aspects of diet independently. Teachers may not heat special student meals in microwaves or store lunches anywhere but in student backpacks.