Students who attend A.B. Ellis Public School have two nutrition breaks each day; one at 10:20 to 11:00 AM and the second at 1:00 to 1:40 PM. Students in Grades 1 to 4 eat in their classrooms or designated areas during the first 20 minutes of each break and then play outside for the second 20 minutes. Lunch supervisors, educational assistants, and teachers ensure that students are eating and playing safely during these times.
Students in Grades 5 to 8 play outside for the first 20 minutes and then eat in their classrooms for the second 20 minutes, also under adult supervision. Kindergarten students also follow this schedule. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds to go to local businesses during the breaks.