Teachers may or may not have a designated snack time depending on their lunch time and other factors. If one is scheduled, we ask that you send a healthy snack such as fruit, cheese, pretzels, etc. Restrictions may apply due to student allergies. See our Healthy Snack List.
Students are allowed to obtain a drink and use the restroom throughout the school day. Staff may schedule a whole class break or establish classroom routines for doing so individually. If a student needs to use the restroom during a recess time, they simply need to ask the staff member in charge to re-enter the building.
Geneva CUSD 304 Board of Education policy prohibits the use of food as an incentive or reward. It further stresses the importance of wellness; that stated, students are not allowed to bring edible items to share with others in recognition of their birthday or other event. If you choose to commemorate your child’s birthday we ask that you choose non-edible options. Please know, that this is a choice, and that it is perfectly ok to not include the school in your child’s special day. As a school, their name will be read over the PA system, they will be given a birthday pencil or sticker, be allowed to select a birthday book, and will most likely receive special recognition and/or a token of recognition in their classroom.