Lunch and Recess
Lunch is served daily at Dows Lane Monday through Friday for children in all grades K-3. All children have 25 minutes for recess and 25 minutes for lunch. We include a 5 minute crossover time to optimize recess and eating time.
1st and 3rd grade
10:50-11:15 - 1st grade eats/ 3rd grade recess
11:20-11:45 - 3rd grade eats / 1st grade recess
Kindergarten and 2nd Grade
12:00- 12:25 - 2nd grade eats / Kindergarten recess
12:30- 12:55 - Kindergarten eats / 2nd grade recess
School lunch menus will be available monthly here: Food Service
A prepaid lunch option is available through myschoolbucks.com. We strongly encourage the use of this program to support the flow of purchasing in the lunchroom.
Student ID numbers are the personal pin number for purchases through MySchoolBucks. We encourage all children to practice typing in their ID # on the picture of the keypad link below.
Improved healthy snack options are available and ice cream treats are offered on Fridays.
Dows Lane Outdoor Recess Practices
As a school, we believe that outdoor play, fresh air, and exploration are essential for healthy development for children. Our students go outside for recess as often as possible.
The Administration and School Nurse use the considerations below when determining outdoor or indoor recess. Our bottom line is student and staff safety.
- Real feel temperature
- Factors such as wind chill and weather conditions (sun, cloud coverage, high winds, etc…)
- Safety due to snow/wet ground or playground equipment
- NYSPHSSA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association) recommendations
Students should come to school dressed in layers so they are prepared to go outside when possible and can also stay comfortable throughout the day. In the winter months, if students do not have adequate outerwear, they will stay inside during recess time.