• April 8, 2024 Eclipse

    A partial solar eclipse will be visible in our area on April 8th, with about 80% of the sun being covered at the peak. While this is an exciting astronomical event, it's crucial to view the eclipse safely to avoid permanent eye damage.

    Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can cause serious harm like blindness. The only safe way to view the eclipse is through special-purpose solar filters like "eclipse glasses" or handheld solar viewers. Homemade filters and regular sunglasses are NOT safe for directly viewing the sun. It's important to note that looking at the eclipse through a camera or smartphone is also unsafe. Additionally, children should be supervised during the eclipse.

    On April 8th, the eclipse will occur during our dismissal time between 2-4pm. It will get considerably dark out as the moon passes in front of the sun. For the safety of our students and staff, we strongly advise against looking at the partially eclipsed sun without proper protection. Permanent eye injury is not worth the risk.

    We've attached valuable eclipse safety information from NASA and the National Science Foundation, which will experience totality. Follow the guidelines to view this amazing phenomenon safely if you choose to do so. Otherwise, consider live-streaming the full eclipse online.

    Safety comes first, but we encourage finding a responsible way to experience the eclipse! Please view the attachments on this page for important safety information, as well as fun activities to do with your kids or students during the solar eclipse. 


Eclipse Eye Safety

Crash Course - Eclipse

NASA Eclipse Live Stream

NSF Eclipse Live Stream

NASA Eclipse Live Stream - Spanish