Breakfast After the Bell

breakfast after the bell. Alarm clock and various breakfast foods.

No child should start the day hungry.

Students who are hungry for food cannot be hungry for knowledge. That is why all Finley schools are proud to implement the Breakfast After the Bell program with the start of the 2019-2020 school year. 

What is Breakfast After the Bell?

Breakfast After the Bell (BAB) is an innovative and proven approach to increasing participation and access to school breakfast. By simply shifting breakfast to after the school bell rings and into the classroom, students have higher test scores, better focus, and miss less school.

How will this affect Finley schools?

Finley is just one of many school districts across Washington implementing the program. State law (RCW 28A.235) requires all schools with at least 70% of students eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Meals to implement a BAB program in 2019-20.

Breakfast In the Classroom at Finley Elementary

Finley Elementary School will use a Breakfast In the Classroom model and will eliminate “traditional” breakfast served before school. Breakfast is available to students after the start of the school day in their classrooms. Students have an opportunity during the first 10 minutes of class to grab a pre-packaged breakfast from meal carts in their classrooms and eat breakfast at their desks.

Second Chance Breakfast at the Middle and High Schools

Finley Middle School and RVHS will continue to offer traditional breakfast before school starts, as well as Second Chance Breakfast after 1st period. Students will have the option to pick up a Grab and Go breakfast in the commons area between 1st and 2nd period.

Questions?

The Finley School District team is working hard to make this transition as seamless as possible for everyone involved.  You can find more details about the BAB program, frequently asked questions, and other resources throughout these web pages.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Becki Saunders at bsaunders@finleysd.org or the District Office at 586-3217.