Lunch logistics in our schools

Lunch logistics

According to the Center for Disease Control, schools should maintain 6 feet of physical distancing, to the greatest extent possible, when students and staff are eating or at any other times masks must be removed. If 6 feet is not possible during lunch, additional strategies must be implemented to ensure health and safety of students and staff. 

Our school principals and leadership teams have been working hard to plan for lunches within the uniqueness of each building's student population, layout and square footage. The following are the plans as of Aug. 23:

High School:
The high school has established a fourth lunch period to allow for cohorting by grade level, multiple lunch areas and spaces, and reduction of overall numbers of students at any one time. This change has no impact on student schedules other than the elimination of advisement. Students will be able to stay after school this year during activity period for extra help from teachers and late buses will be provided to transport students home. 






7:25 – 9:00 a.m.

95 minutes

Announcements at end of block


9:05 – 10:25 a.m.

80 minutes



10:30 – 12:45 p.m.

135 minutes



12:50 – 2:10 p.m.

80 minutes


5 min Passing Times

Lunch 1

Lunch 2

Lunch 3

Lunch 4


3a (lunch): 10:30 -11:00 (30)

3a (class): 10:30 - 11:00 (30)

3a (class): 10:30 - 11:05 (35)

3a (class): 10:30 - 11:00 (30)


3b (class): 11:05 – 11:40 (35)

3b (lunch): 11:05 – 11:35 (30)

3b (class): 11:05 – 11:35 (30)

3b (class): 11:00 – 11:35 (35)


3c (class): 11:40 – 12:10 (30)

3c (class): 11:40 – 12:10 (30)

3c (lunch): 11:40 – 12:10 (30)

3c (class): 11:35 – 12:10 (35)


3d (class): 12:10 – 12:45 (35)

3d (class): 12:10 – 12:45 (35)

3d (class): 12:15 – 12:45 (30)

3d (lunch): 12:15 – 12:45 (30)

Currently, we are not planning on having assigned seats, and while following COVID mitigation strategies and keeping students and staff as safe as possible is our number one goal, we are also focused on trying to make lunch “as normal” as possible for students.  We do want them to be able to relax and socialize with their friends/classmates as much as possible. 

Please note seniors with PEP passes are still able to leave during lunches.

Cosgrove Middle School

Cosgrove will utilize the cafeteria, chorus room, and select classrooms to accommodate lunches, which is similar to last year. Students will sit by grade level team at this time. Specific room locations will be shared with students closer to opening day. 

Bernabi Elementary

As Bernabi did last spring, all lunches will take place within regular student homerooms, maintaining social distancing at 3 feet, cohorting, assigned seating, and 
facing the same direction. Hand washing procedures will continue to be in place both before and after eating.

Taylor Elementary

All lunches will take place within the cafeteria or PAC, which Taylor did last spring. Students will maintain social distancing at 6 feet, cohort by grade level, have assigned seating by classroom, and have arranged seating so students do not face each other. Hand washing procedures will be in place both before and after eating. 

Munn Elementary

As Munn did last spring, all lunches will take place within the cafeteria, maintaining social distancing at 6 feet, cohorting by grade level, assigning seats by classroom, and arranging seating so students do not face each other. Hand washing procedures will be in place both before and after eating.

Canal View Elementary

Canal View will use the cafeteria, art room or flexible space classroom for lunches. The cafeteria can hold 108 students with 5 feet of distancing between students. Two classes will need to eat in alternative locations to reduce the overall total in the cafeteria at one time. Those students will eat in the art room or a flexible space classroom. Students will have staggered seating (four students at double tables, made possible by chairs used at the ends of all double table), and assigned seats. Hand washing procedures will be in place both before and after eating.

FREE breakfasts and lunches for 2021-22

The federal government extended its free breakfast and lunch program through the 2021-22 school year. All students in the Spencerport CSD will receive free breakfast and lunch, and if opting for a free breakfast or lunch, students MUST take the full meal each time.

Any lunch items purchased A La Carte (including milk only purchases) are NOT covered under the waiver and must be paid for. This also includes snacks, doubles, water bottles, and ice cream.

We are asking families to continue to submit free and reduced applications to Spencerport CSD Food Service Department, even though free meals will be offered through the 2021-22 school year. For details and to submit an application, please visit the Food Services page of our website.