Lunch/Recess Expectations

Cafeteria and Playground Expectations

The Lawrence School

  • All students will remain seated in the Cafeteria unless they have permission to leave their seats. Students must raise their hands.
  • All students are expected to keep the tabletops and floors clean.
  • All students are expected to use quiet voices in the cafeteria.
  • All students are expected to walk in the cafeteria.
  • All students are expected to follow the directions provided by the duty aides and speak to them in a respectful manner.
  • All students are expected to behave appropriately on the playground in accordance with school rules.
  • All students are expected to line up appropriately and in an orderly manner when the whistle is blown.
  • All students are expected to walk in an orderly manner from the playground area to the classrooms.
  • All students are expected to be quiet when the lights are out for announcements or directions.
  • All students must stay behind duty aide in a straight line when walking to the playground. Students will not be allowed to begin playing until they are in a straight line and are walking to the playground entrance.

Menu of Consequences:

1. All students will be given appropriate warnings to stop behaviors of concern.

2. Continued inappropriate behavior will result in loss of recess in which students will be supervised in the cafeteria or office.

3. Depending on severity of behavior, the consequence may be an in school or out of school suspension.

4. Depending on behaviors that may be long-standing, students may be provided with an alternate place to have lunch and recess.

1. Out of seat without permission - After one warning, 10 minutes loss of recess. The second time out of seat will result in full loss of recess. Subsequent times will be additional days loss of recess.

2. Throwing food - loss of recess for each time caught by duty aide.

3. Purposeful hurting of other student(s) - loss of recess, in school suspension, or out of school suspension depending on age and situation.