• School-provided Meals and Meals from Home

    All school meals in K-12 public schools in California are now free. Students in before- and after-school care are also provided meals free of charge. Students who wish to have a second meal or buy à la carte food from the cafeteria must pay or fill out the forms to qualify for free/reduced meals (see information on the right -->).


    Students may choose to bring their own snack and lunch from home.


    Due to Franklin's focus on sustainability, we ask that families do their best to pack a zero-waste lunch. 

    Franklin is the first school in GUSD to restore the use of an industrial dishwasher to reduce single-use plastics. If you would like to assist during snack and lunch during the week to help our students learn how to sort waste, please volunteer for our Green Lunchroom.


    Meals and Play Schedules 

    • Kindergarten Snack 9:30-9:45, Lunch and Recess 11:00-11:40 
    • 1st Grade Snack 9:45-10:00, Lunch and Recess 11:00-11:40  
    • 2nd and 3rd grades Snack 10:30-10:45 Lunch and Recess 11:40-12:20
    • 4th-6th grades Snack 10:10-10:25, Lunch and Recess 12:20 -1:00


    All GUSD students have a 40 minute lunch and recess block.

    In elementary school this breaks down to 20 minutes to eat and 20 minutes to play. In grades 2-6, half of the students will play while half eat and switch after 20 minutes. The schedule will rotate throughout the year.  


    Students sit by class/grade level and are expected to eat during the 20-minute lunch period for the benefit of their growth and development. 


    Students must remain seated during the lunch period and raise their hand to go to, restroom, etc. Students are dismissed one table at a time for recess, students may also be involved in non-physical activities during recess such as playing board games, reading independently, helping in primary grade classes/office during recess (with permission). 


    Hula hoops, balls, jump ropes, and various other equipment is available for free play during break and recess; students may not bring toys/equipment from home.