On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states. NASA has developed a website of information, events, science, and activities for students, teachers, and parents to use leading up to and during the event.
Please click here to be directed to this resource.
Principals will be communicating with families, students, and staff and encouraging them to discuss with children prior to the event, the dangers associated with looking directly at the sun at any time, especially during a solar eclipse when it is so tempting. We are recommending to schools that students view the eclipse via live stream online (linked below) or once home. Several schools have taken the initiative to purchase safety glasses for their student body to facilitate a school-wide learning experience. Science classes at the secondary level will be observing the eclipse and have glasses for students to share, with emphasis on no one looking at the sun without proper eye protection.
Click here to live stream to eclipse.