Meals and Snacks

The social distancing and schedule changes have required the School to make adjustments to our conventional food-service and snack programs for students, faculty, and staff. 
The students will eat lunch in their classrooms socially-distanced at six-feet apart or in an appropriate outdoor space. The following represent new meal and snack protocols that have been introduced for the start of the school year for students (procedures for faculty and staff will be communicated separately):

  • For lunch we will be implementing a cafeteria-to-classroom delivery model of boxed lunches. Each boxed lunch will include a sandwich or salad along with chips, fruit, dessert, and a drink. The boxed lunches will be prepared fresh daily and delivered to classrooms where they will be distributed to the students.

  • Each Friday, a menu will be shared with parents on the Parent Portal and emailed to students. Students will make their selections through a Google Form which will then be due the following Tuesday for the week following. The menu will include a variety of sandwiches, wraps, and salads.

  • Our food-service staff and Health Office will continue to work closely with any student regarding food allergies or other dietary restrictions or requirements.

  • Students may choose to opt out of the school-provided-lunch program and bring their own lunch to school. Any student deciding to do so will receive a credit on their bill. Please contact the Business Office if you wish to opt out of the program.

  • If your son opts to bring his own lunch to school on any day, please note that peanut butter sandwiches and products will not be allowed. Students will be eating in  classrooms at a desk, and for some  boys with a peanut allergy, there  can also be a local reaction when coming in contact with this food source. 

  • Breakfast and dinner will be available only to boarders and our boarding faculty and their families. Accordingly, all other students should eat breakfast before arriving at school.

  • There will continue to be a Milk and Cookies break each day from 9:45 am to 10:00 am. Cookies and snacks will be delivered to classrooms.

  • We will not be able to provide either an Upper School or Middle School snack bar. Students are welcome to bring their own snacks to school (note: snacks can only be eaten during mask breaks when fully distanced). Students are also encouraged to bring personal water bottles to school and to refill them at any of the contactless water-bottle-refilling stations throughout campus.
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