Cafeteria and Lunch Structure 


  • All students will be required to bring their own lunch and will be asked to eat in their classrooms when necessary. Parents, caregivers or outside vendors will not be permitted to deliver food. Students will be distanced in the lunchroom should lunch take place in our cafeteria. Lunch arrival and dismissal will be staggered. Students will wash or sanitize hands before and after meals. Hot lunch will not be offered. 
  • Students are not to pass or share any items, including food, with other students. 
  • Tables will be labeled to identify seating by class and specialized seating for students with health conditions
  • Students will be educated, and signs will be posted on proper entering, exit and disposal of trash procedures. 
  • Lunches will be scheduled to allow social distancing whenever possible. Students will eat in a designated area daily. The Head of School will develop a protocol for using classroom lunch options. Protocols will include a schedule for increased supervision. 
  • Custodial staff will create a schedule to clean tables and restrooms throughout the day. 
  • Students will be reminded that the expectation is to wear face covering up to the point of beginning their meal and immediately upon finishing the face cover will be put back on. 
  • The Head of School will consider implementing the following seating and movement procedures when possible: 
    • Designate areas in the cafeteria for students with underlying health conditions to limit exposure to other students      
    • Closing off seats so that students cannot sit opposite of each other and must sit in a zig-zag pattern, leaving space between seats. 
    • Avoid seating students near high traffic entry/exit areas. 
    • Providing physical guides when possible to ensure that students remain at least six feet apart while moving around in the cafeteria or waiting in line. For example: floor decals, colored tape, or signs to indicate where students should sit or stand can be used to guide students safely. 
    • One entrance and one exit for a designated eating area to help control traffic flow and monitor how many people are allowed in each room will be established. 
    • One-way traffic flow for thoroughfares, including cafeteria lines or areas where lines may form, and general foot traffic will be created.