On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will observe a rare eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse is described as where the moon covers only part of the sun. The buildings have purchased special glasses for the students to observe and we will be following NASA’s live-streaming coverage of the historic event.
Here is the NASA Link for more information: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety, as well as from the Indiana Department of Education eclipse website: http://www.doe.in.gov/eclipse
· We have informed students of the danger of direct viewing the eclipse and will reinforce that during the course of the day.
· There will be no outdoor recesses or classes, except to board school buses.
· We will have extra staff posted at the doors and our bus drivers will provide additional reminders of the direct viewing of the eclipse.
· We ask that you reinforce to your students (parents, guardians, and staff) to follow the safety protocols we have in place.
· All principals have communicated additional precautionary messages to parents.
Student and staff safety are the most important priority to MVCSC and we appreciate your assistance in this event.