Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024

Schools will remain open and will adopt precautionary steps, including blocking external windows and modifying the academic schedule and recess times to ensure student safety. Each school will be communicating specific plans and instructions within their school community prior to the eclipse.

While solar eclipses are fascinating natural phenomena, they also pose potential risks if not viewed safely. The intense sunlight that remains even when the moon partially covers the sun can be harmful to the eyes. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient for looking at a solar eclipse because they do not block the harmful solar radiation.

This solar eclipse offers a wonderful platform for hands-on, experiential learning across various subjects, including science, astronomy, and environmental studies. We look forward to this unique educational opporturnity and thank you for your continued partnership.