It is WPS’s policy that all students have sufficient time to eat. The daily lunch and recess block is 40 minutes in length. Generally, students split their lunch block so that they have 20 minutes to eat and 20 minutes to play at recess. Nevertheless, if students need more than 20 minutes to eat, they may have up to 30 minutes (knowing they will sacrifice play time at recess). While no student will be forced from the lunchroom while dining, sometimes students feel pressured by their peers to hurry their lunch so they can rush outside to play. If your students feel they do not have sufficient time to eat, reassure them they can stay in the lunchroom, even though their peers may be leaving for the playground. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the office.
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