Great American EclipseAugust 21, 2017A special total solar eclipse is coming this Monday. This eclipse is special because people can only see it from inside the United States of America. This is the first time that a special eclipse like this has happened since the USA became a country 241 years ago. Options for Parents:
- Students are welcome to stay all day; however, they will not be allowed to "watch" the eclipse outside; as there are too many risks of damaging your vision.
- Many teachers are choosing to stay indoors and watch the effect of the eclipse as the sun will be 90% covered in our area.
- If you want your child to view the eclipse at home, you can pick them up early for half-day or keep your child home with you - it will be an excused absence with a note or a call from a parent. Please call the school office so we can plan accordingly.
- The peak of the eclipse will be at 2:50pm; so in order to keep our students from viewing the eclipse outside, the teachers will have umbrellas if needed to block their view as they are dismissed for carline.
- The eclipse will last from 1:15pm - 4:15pm so students will not have outside activities during that time. Volleyball and Football teams will still practice; however, they will remain indoors until after the eclipse has passed.