Each lunch period at Jefferson is 55 minutes long with 30 minutes for eating and 25 minutes for recess.  The first lunch period begins at 10:30 a.m.  



During recess, students may use the recess equipment, playground, jump rope, or walk on the path.  For inclement weather, students will remain inside in classrooms, the library, auditorium, gym, or other designated locations for their class.  There are different kinds of games to play, as well as word searches or crossword puzzles to complete.  Paper is always available for drawing and coloring.



When the weather is cooperates, Jefferson students participate in “California Lunch” and eat outdoors at the picnic tables located in front of our school.  You can send a lunch with your child or be provided with a District prepared lunch. The District will send home a monthly menu (also available on the website), along with more information about the lunch program. All lunches are provided free of charge. Your student will be asked their Student ID when they pick up their lunch.


Your child may qualify to receive a District lunch free or at a reduced rate. The forms to qualify for a free or reduced cost lunch are available on PowerSchool or you can download the form here.


While children are with Lunch Monitors at lunch, it is not possible to monitor what your child eats, or throws away. A helpful strategy is to involve your child in the food selection process. Also, please make sure your child can open his/her lunch containers.






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