Solar Eclipse – Schools are Open!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, we will have the opportunity to experience one of nature’s most awe-inspiring occurrences – a solar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible in our area from approximately 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm eastern time. Certainly, we would be remiss if we did not take advantage of this unique educational opportunity.
Our students will learn what causes an eclipse, its path, and the importance of viewing it safely. Looking directly at the sun during an eclipse is unsafe and can have very harmful effects on your vision. The only way to safely view the eclipse is through “eclipse glasses”. Gulf District students will be provided with ISO compliant solar-rated glasses with which to observe this phenomenon.
Students will not be permitted to look at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun without glasses. As always, your child’s safety is our top priority. If you prefer that your child not be permitted to view the eclipse, we will respect your wishes and ask that you please call your child’s school.