• BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND LUNCHROOM PROCEDURES

    There is required lunch periods assigned to each grade level. Each student will be scheduled the opportunity to enjoy 42-minutes of time in the Commons. 

    BREAKFAST PROCEDURE

    • School of the Arts offers breakfast to its students from 7:00 AM until 7:20 AM.  Breakfast ends at 7:20 AM and First Period will begin promptly at 7:30 AM. 
    • After breakfast is served, all students are expected to clean-up after themselves, leave on time, report to their first period class on time, and not loiter in the hallways or Commons area.
    • Late passes are not issued to students leaving the cafeteria after breakfast.

    LUNCH POLICY FOR GRADES 7 - 10

    • Lunches for Grades 7 through 10 are "closed." All students are expected to remain in the building, and report to the Commons during their assigned lunch period on time.

    LUNCH POLICY FOR GRADES 11-12

      • Lunch for Grades 11 and 12 are considered "open." Only designated Grade 11 and 12 students are free to leave the building during this time. 
      • All Grade 11 and 12 students who choose to participate in "open lunch" will have the option to leave the campus or eat in the Commons.  
      • For safety purposes, the EXIT CARD enables SOTA to determine the student’s assigned lunch period, and whether the student is physically in the building or off school grounds. Students exercising "open lunch" must leave their EXIT CARD with the School Safety Officer at the front door. 
      • If students lose their EXIT CARD they will not be allowed to leave school until they have purchased and received a new one.
      • Replacement EXIT CARDS may be purchased from the Main Office Secretary for $1.00 and will not be available to pick up until the next day.  If students are late returning to school from lunch, they will need to see the Administrator in charge of that particular lunch period to retrieve their EXIT CARD and will be subjected to a consequence.  Students who repeatedly return to school late, may lose their privilege of open lunch. 
      • Students are required to leave their EXIT CARD with the School Safety Officer when leaving the building (see below). For safety purposes, the EXIT CARD enables SOTA to determine the student’s assigned lunch period and whether the student is physically in the building or off school grounds. Students exercising open lunch must leave their EXIT CARD with the School Safety Officer at the front door.  Students may not loiter in the building, in the front of the building, around the campus grounds, at the Memorial Art Gallery or on surrounding neighborhood properties. 
      • If students lose their EXIT CARD they will not be allowed to leave school until they have purchased and received a new one. Replacement EXIT CARDS may be purchased from the Main Office Secretary for $1.00 and will not be available to pick up until the next day.  If students are late returning to school from lunch, they will need to see the Administrator in charge of that particular lunch period to retrieve their EXIT CARD and will be subjected to a consequence.  Students who repeatedly return to school late, may lose their privilege of open lunch. 
      • Grade 11 and 12 students with Open Lunch privilege must return to building and be in class on time! 
      • There will be no restaurant deliveries during lunch period.  Students who purchase lunch off-campus are expected to eat their lunch off-campus. 

     PLEASE, FOOD US NO ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING UPON RETURN FROM LUNCH

    • Students are expected to leave their book bags in the designated space before leaving the building or they will be subject to scanning upon re-entry
    • Students who opt to not follow these rules may be subjected to a consequence.

     ** OPENED or BROKEN SEALED drinks to such as: coffee, soda, gatorade, and juice are NOT allowed in the building.  A sealed drink intended for lunch will be allowed in the Commons only. Students found to be in possession of a drink other than water outside of the Commons will be expected to turn the drink over to administration until the end of the school day.  

    “GRAB AND GO” BREAKFAST

    Students who enter school after breakfast will be allowed to take part in our “GRAB AND GO” breakfast option.  When students enter school after breakfast, prior to signing in, they will be allowed to pick up a bag breakfast and eat it in the foyer.  All food must be consumed before signing-in, and going to classes.