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Snacks & Recess



Snack privileges are afforded to ACES students. This is not required by the state or by local board policy. It sometimes becomes necessary to withhold these privileges from students for academic or disciplinary reasons. Faculty and staff will use reasonable judgment when withholding these privileges. In some cases where library books are lost and not paid for or vandalized, it may become necessary to take these privileges. Lunch charges are discouraged because of the daily accounting required and the accountability of the school in implementing local and state policies, but are sometimes necessary. If lunch or breakfast charges become excessive, snack privileges can also be withheld until the charges are paid in full.


With the state legislation passing SB172, Senate Bill 172, that restricts the types of snacks and drinks that schools sell, we have modified our snack sales. We will only sell water or low fat milk as drinks at snack time. We also sell healthier snack items as well. As a result of this, we ask that your student not be allowed to bring soft drinks for snack. Juices and water are healthier alternatives that your student will be welcomed to bring.


Due to the emphasis on nutrition, it is necessary to limit parties to special occasions. It is permissible to bring or send things to share on your child’s birthday or other special days, but all treats must be individually pre-wrapped (Little Debbie cakes, popsicles, etc.). No homemade items can be distributed to children. No snacks can be sold or distributed before 1:00 p.m., per federal lunch programs. Also, no soft drinks can be brought in to the school. In an attempt to fully comply with SB 172 please make efforts to provide healthy snacks at these parties.