Solar Eclipse 2024

Fun Fact: Monday is the first total solar eclipse since 2017 and the last total solar eclipse visible from the US until 2044. 

As you may know, a total solar eclipse is on the horizon Monday, April 8th. The weather forecast shows partly cloudy skies the entire day and the panhandle will only experience 70-80% coverage during the eclipse. The whole event will last about two hours. 

At this time, there will be no alterations to school or transportation schedules. However, while under our care you can expect students will be guided not to look directly at the sun. The safety of our students is always our top priority. We ask that parents and guardians also speak to their children about avoiding direct eye contact with the eclipse. 

This is an incredible opportunity for science to come to life in real-time for our students, and if teachers can do so safely, they may use this as a teaching tool. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.