Celestial Spectacle: Solar Eclipse Wows Students While Safety Takes Center Stage

Get ready for a cosmic spectacle because a Solar Eclipse is on the horizon this Monday (4/8)! Superintendent Dr. Webber is perched on the playground to remind us: safety first! Don't forget those eclipse glasses! Let's make this eclipse unforgettable—in a good way! Thanks for helping us keep our students safe and starry-eyed.
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As you are likely aware, there will be a Solar Eclipse on Monday (4/8/24) which offers a unique opportunity for our students to witness a celestial wonder. However, it's important to ensure the safety of our students during this event. Therefore, I want to take a moment to highlight some safety measures that we will be implementing and encourage you to reinforce these at home.
It is necessary to emphasize the importance of wearing proper eye protection while observing the eclipse. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can cause serious eye damage or even blindness. If students are viewing the eclipse, they should have glasses that meet ISO 12312-2 safety standards to effectively protect their eyes. These will be provided to elementary students through our PTA’s. 
During the eclipse timeframe, elementary students will be in school and our staff will be present to supervise and assist the students. There are some fun learning opportunities that will be incorporated into the school day. Our High School and Middle School students will not be in school during the eclipse and potentially, on their way home.  We recommend parents talk to their children about following safety guidelines. Bus drivers will also provide reminders to students about safety measures.

We are committed to ensuring the well-being of our students and are looking forward to making this experience both educational and safe. Thank you for your support in keeping our students safe during this exciting celestial event. Together, we can make the eclipse viewing a memorable experience for everyone.