As you know, on August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States was on June 8, 1918. This is a historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of nature’s most stunning displays.
Parents are invited to join their students for the viewing, but please bring your own safety glasses. The safety glasses are ISO/ NASA approved.
Special Note for Parents of Students in Pre-K through 2nd Grade:
For the safety of our youngest students, we will not be including Pre-K through second grade students in the outdoor activity since they may not understand the importance of wearing their safety glasses. However, we will be watching it via a live stream indoors. You are also welcome to sign your child out before viewing if you would like to participate as a family at home.
Special Note for Parents of Students in 3rd through 5th Grade:
Our 3rd through 5th grade students will be allowed to participate in the outdoor viewing of the eclipse. Safety will be a top priority. In grades third through fifth, we will discuss the importance of wearing the safety glasses. Please do the same with your children at home. If you prefer that your child not participate, you may pick-up your child before the viewing or request that your child stay indoors and watch the eclipse via a live stream.
Students will go to the viewing area at 2:30 p.m. Elementary students will return to their classes after the viewing to be dismissed at 3:50 p.m.
For more information, please contact the school at 478-836-3171.